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War and Peace
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  • "Youth is no hindrance to courage," muttered Sukhtelen in a failing voice.
  • Natasha apparently tried not to be a burden or a hindrance to anyone, but wanted nothing for herself.
  • He regarded all these occupations as hindrances to life, and considered that they were all contemptible because their aim was the welfare of himself and his family.
  • Petya and Natasha on the contrary, far from helping their parents, were generally a nuisance and a hindrance to everyone.
  • (4) Similar measures will be taken that peasants with their carts and horses may meet with no hindrance on their return journey.
  • This being the field marshal’s frame of mind he was naturally regarded as merely a hindrance and obstacle to the impending war.
  • She attributed immense importance to all her husband’s intellectual and abstract interests though she did not understand them, and she always dreaded being a hindrance to him in such matters.
  • Petya decided to go straight to where the Emperor was and to explain frankly to some gentleman-in-waiting (he imagined the Emperor to be always surrounded by gentlemen-in-waiting) that he, Count Rostov, in spite of his youth wished to serve his country; that youth could be no hindrance to loyalty, and that he was ready to….
  • The very qualities that had been a hindrance, if not actually harmful, to him in the world he had lived in—his strength, his disdain for the comforts of life, his absent-mindedness and simplicity—here among these people gave him almost the status of a hero.

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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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