There was so much to be done, and so little time to do it in; so many kind words to be spoken, and such bitter pain in the hearts in which they rose to impede their utterance; that the little preparations for his journey were made mournfully indeed.
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She is impeding the progress of our project
But the hill was treacherously steep; he was impeded by the snow and his own lack of strength.