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hindrance
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  • When she thought of her daughters, she said to herself sorrowfully that she was a hindrance rather than a help to their future, that her character and temper were absurd, ridiculous, insupportable.
  • The general considered that the girls’ taste and good sense should be allowed to develop and mature deliberately, and that the parents’ duty should merely be to keep watch, in order that no strange or undesirable choice be made; but that the selection once effected, both father and mother were bound from that moment to enter heart and soul into the cause, and to see that the matter progressed without hindrance until the altar should be happily reached.

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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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