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What does prevently mean in this paragraph? The original article can be found here:

[...] Only the activity of insects and frogs that danced around the lilly pads disturbed the water. Hardly a minute had passed when a movement caught the corner of my left eye. Imagination told me that a grandaddy beaver was tromping in clear range of my Winchester Super-X CXP3 power-point game load. Reality told me something else. What I had supposed was a large beaver turned out to be the head of a much larger animal. It was the presence of this laviathon that had prevently me from seeing any beavers upon arrival. In a flash, the five-foot reptilian sprang from the brush and exploded into the water with great speed and noise.[...]

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This is too localized. –  Mitch Jul 24 '12 at 11:31
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Judging by the rest of the article, which is riddled with misspellings, it's simply a typo for prevented. There is no English word *prevently; I've never heard it, it's not in the dictionary, and there are only 671 Google hits (which look like misspellings of presently, preventable, preventive, ...).

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Does such word as prevenly exist in English? –  Derfder Jul 24 '12 at 10:19
    
No. Never heard it, not in the dictionary, and only 671 google hits. –  Mechanical snail Jul 24 '12 at 10:21
    
The hits seem to be misspellings of presently, preventable, preventive, .... –  Mechanical snail Jul 24 '12 at 10:22
    
OK, thanks Mechanical snail. –  Derfder Jul 24 '12 at 10:39
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