Sentence Examples with the word stave off

Unfortunately, the southern routes ran into the desert, and the armies were too far to return in enough time to stave off any attack Memon planned in the next fortnight.

And Louis VII., and contrived for five years, partly by these means, partly by insincere negotiations with Becket, to stave off a papal interdict upon his dominions.

Quinn lit the large stove to stave off the cold as rain pounded the metal roof above us.