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  • Treatment for drug addiction is often stymied by unaddressed psychiatric conditions that underlie the addiction.
  • Education initiatives are too often stymied by a culture that doesn’t adequately value education.
  • They hope the new formation will stymie the Steelers’ offense.
  • And for a moment he was stymied.
    Gary Paulsen  --  Hatchet

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  • "Of course you are," murmured Go, who had a long-stymied mission to turn me into a rebel.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • They were polite and did not say much, seeming to give deference to my coiled, stymied rage.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • But a start was all they had, for even after a long discussion, the children were left stymied.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • Stymied for the moment, Puller called the hospital where the motel owner Louisa had been taken.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • Stymied, feeling a spasm of desperation, I slowly lowered my glass.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • He is stymied.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey

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  • A cupboard, mostly intact, stymied him for a second, then he heaved and sent it flying.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • My friends, I’m stymied.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • My father produced the first particles of antimatter but was stymied by how to store them.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • The sheer number of bodies had stymied their attempts to bury the dead.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • After his attempt to depart the wilderness was stymied by the Teklanika’s high flow, McCandless arrived back at the bus on July 8.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Momentarily stymied, Harry watched Ginny Weasley playing with Arnold the Pygmy Puff for a while before seeing a way around this objection.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • I couldn’t be sure of any of these things when it came to my mother, or Caroline, or Jason, and knew they’d be equally stymied if asked about me.
    Sarah Dessen  --  The Truth About Forever
  • Uncle Press and Alder were stymied.
    D.J. Machale  --  The Merchant of Death
  • He’s downstairs, so I’m stymied.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • For the previous two years, her visits had been stymied by local magistrates and by the repeated bannings that prevented her from traveling.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Bjurman was stymied.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • Without the colony’s expertise trade will be stymied, a labour force of millions will be in chaos — hunger and disease will be rampant.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • On four separate occasions, Gullberg tried to have Bergling removed, but each time his efforts were stymied.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • I sat hunched over, stymied.
    Dave Peizer  --  A Man Named Dave
  • Now, however, each quarter of Chicago was insisting on a location within its own boundaries, and the squabbling had stymied the board.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • Having worked since I was eight, I had acquired the habit of work, but I was stymied about what kind of full-time work I might be fit for.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • The First Keep was simple enough, an old round drum tower, but Sansa was stymied again when it came to putting the gargoyles around the top.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Storm of Swords
  • As it happens, Feldman’s accidental study provides a window onto a form of cheating that has long stymied academics: white-collar crime.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • What difference would a lock make to any of the monsters I’d seen this afternoon? I assumed the handle alone would stymie the wolves, not having opposable thumbs.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  New Moon
  • Something as simple as getting a judge approved by the Senate for an open spot in a federal court is stymied when the senator in charge of the subcommittee orders that the proceedings be halted indefinitely.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • For one of the few times in his adult life, Robert E. Lee is stymied.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • Yet it wasn’t fate that stymied the probationer when she came to her clinical years, and it wasn’t her clumsiness with the Amharic language, or with English, since she soon overcame these obstacles and became fluent.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • More than one man has died needlessly in demonstration of the truth in that saw, both criminals who should not have been drawn on, and policemen who drew and were not ready to shoot or, stymied by their partisanship with the human race, failed to shoot in time.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • He is stymied, though, by the names involved, the players at the climax, he doesn’t know their names, faces, numbers, all the things the fans know from childhood to the day they die, and this slows his narrative and muddies it up and he tries to compensate by taking out the baseball.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Stymied, I explored with my hands, moving back out into the hall.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • Stymied, Eragon grimaced and rubbed his chin, studying the play of light across the glittering blade.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • And given that we’ve determined the iron composition to he barely ten percent . we’re sort of stymied."
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • Banks collapse, Far East trade is stymied.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Two dwarves lunged at Gannel, only to be stymied in a clatter of wood and metal as he spun past them, rapping their knees and heads and sending them to the floor.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Without it, men running were stymied, their options limited, and those in pursuit frequently in limbo for the options were beyond their means to sustain the hunt.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • The first rays of morning sunshine have not even settled upon the Virginia countryside when, lacking leadership and orders, Wright’s army is stymied because no other Union divisions have stepped up to assist him.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • Apparently sensing Langdon’s stymie, Vittoria turned to the docent, who was now inching away.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Stymied, he searched for another crevice or ridge to grasp.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Stymied, they spread out their bedrolls and slept.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • I’m stymied.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • I jumped to the phone again, only to be met with that impasse which more often than not throughout life seems to stymie people at moments of extreme crisis.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Anyone who tries even casually to follow their advice may be stymied, for the conventional wisdom on parenting seems to shift by the hour.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • Beckman had never seen his wife so stymied.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • Incredibly, a breakdown in communications has stymied the hospital’s emergency response.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
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