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HTML

            
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<div class="avoid-clicks">try selecting text through me</div>
            
          
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CSS

            
              .avoid-clicks {
  display: block;
  width: 8em;
  height: 8em;
  background: rgba(51,51,51,0.85);
  position: absolute;
  top: 1em;
  left: 4em;
  padding: 0.75em;
  pointer-events: none;
  color: whitesmoke;
}

body {
  font: 14px/1.4 "Trebuchet MS", sans-serif;
  padding: 3em;
  max-width: 600px;
  background: whitesmoke;
}

p {
  padding: 0.75em;
  background: #ddd;
}
            
          
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