Our conversation was hampered by the presence of the driver of the hired wagonette, so that we were forced to talk of trivial matters when our nerves were tense with emotion and anticipation. (not reviewed by editor)
Samples from Other Sources
He was hampered in his efforts by the bad weather
We want to suggest standard best practices without hampering creative adjustment to local circumstances.
When children don`t get enough sleep, it hampers our efforts in the classroom.
With the hampering help of my sisters I made the little doghouse.
Wilson Rawls -- Where the Red Fern Grows
He is still playing, but is obviously hampered by the sprained ankle.
The paper said Granma and Granpa was selfish, and being that way was total hampering me for the rest of my continual life.
Forest Carter -- Education of Little Tree
Nearly all of his father`s presents were given with reservations which hampered their value somewhat.