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hinder -- as in: hindered by
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Wuthering Heights
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  • ’I should not allow any one to inconvenience me, if I could hinder it — walk in!’
  • ’I shall bid father good-night first,’ said Catherine, putting her arms round his neck, before we could hinder her.
  • ’I did not mean to laugh at you,’ she said; ’I could not hinder myself: Heathcliff, shake hands at least!
  • No law in England can hinder a man from keeping his house decent, and mine’s abominable!
  • What should hinder you from loving them?’
  • The master directed me to follow; I did, to her chamber-door: she hindered me from going further by securing it against me.
  • I’d warn you when I came, and then you might let me in unobserved, as soon as she was alone, and watch till I departed, your conscience quite calm: you would be hindering mischief.’
  • I could not hinder myself from pondering on the question — ’Had he had fair play?’
  • ’Wicked Ellen! to try to hinder me from entering.
  • Nothing hindered me from eating heartily, and I experienced a certain sense of satisfaction and superiority, as, at intervals, I cast a look towards my silent companions, and felt the comfort of a quiet conscience within me.
  • And sliding from the bed before I could hinder her, she crossed the room, walking very uncertainly, threw it back, and bent out, careless of the frosty air that cut about her shoulders as keen as a knife.
  • However I disapproved, I couldn’t hinder her: indeed, how could she have refused him herself?
  • You’re in no danger; but if you hinder me — Linton, I love papa better than you!’
  • There was the will, however, to hinder that, and my loud protestations against any infringement of its directions.
  • My old enemies have not beaten me; now would be the precise time to revenge myself on their representatives: I could do it; and none could hinder me.
  • It was sweet, warm weather — too warm for travelling; but the heat did not hinder me from enjoying the delightful scenery above and below: had I seen it nearer August, I’m sure it would have tempted me to waste a month among its solitudes.
  • She had cried out, when I carried up her dinner, that she couldn’t bear any longer being in the cold; and I told her the master was going to Thrushcross Grange, and Earnshaw and I needn’t hinder her from descending; so, as soon as she heard Heathcliff’s horse trot off, she made her appearance, donned in black, and her yellow curls combed back behind her ears as plain as a Quaker: she couldn’t comb them out.

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  • Her efforts to turn the department around were further hindered by budgetary cuts.
  • The brace I have to wear is hindering my movements

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