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hindrance
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Don Quixote
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  • Nay verily, it is only because of the hindrance my presence offers to the execution of her base designs.
  • Remember, my friend, that woman is an imperfect animal, and that impediments are not to be placed in her way to make her trip and fall, but that they should be removed, and her path left clear of all obstacles, so that without hindrance she may run her course freely to attain the desired perfection, which consists in being virtuous.
  • "Let him, in Heaven’s name," returned Clara; and not to hear him she stopped both ears with her hands, at which Dorothea was again surprised; but turning her attention to the song she found that it ran in this fashion: Sweet Hope, my stay, That onward to the goal of thy intent Dost make thy way, Heedless of hindrance or impediment, Have thou no fear If at each step thou findest death is near.
  • "There’s no road so smooth but it has some hole or hindrance in it," said Sancho; "in other houses they cook beans, but in mine it’s by the potful; madness will have more followers and hangers-on than sound sense; but if there be any truth in the common saying, that to have companions in trouble gives some relief, I may take consolation from you, inasmuch as you serve a master as crazy as my own."

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  • Putting more people on the project at this late date would be more a hindrance than a help.
  • It would have been faster, but Denna’s mania was growing stronger, and all her extra energy was more of a hindrance than a help.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind

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