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hinder
as in:  hindered by


Her efforts to turn the department around were further hindered by budgetary cuts.
  slow down or cause problems for
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hinder hindered hinders hindering hinderer
Strongly Associated with:   hindrance
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  • Her efforts to turn the department around were further hindered by budgetary cuts.
  • The brace I have to wear is hindering my movements
  • I am sitting by the window now, up in this atrocious nursery, and there is nothing to hinder my writing as much as I please, save lack of strength.
    Charlotte Perkins Gilman  --  The Yellow Wallpaper
  • it was to hinder Mr. Ladislaw from wanting to marry you for your money
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch

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  • Sylvia still watched the toad, ... the creature wished to get to its hole under the door-step, and was much hindered by the unusual spectators at that hour of the evening.
    Sarah Jewett  --  A White Heron
  • You’re hindering Ralph. You’re not letting him get to the most important thing.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • No weather seemed to hinder him in these pastoral excursions: rain or fair, he would, when his hours of morning study were over, take his hat, and, followed by his father’s old pointer, Carlo, go out on his mission of love or duty — I scarcely know in which light he regarded it.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • He gave a smile that meant no good and said, ’There is nothing to hinder you from dancing there again, little goatfoot; always provided you leave us in exchange a bride for our prince.’
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Horse and His Boy
  • Astonished and shocked at so unlover-like a speech, she was almost ready to cry out, "Lord! what should hinder it?"
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • Trying to convince himself that things weren’t so bad—that he wasn’t losing it up top, that his anger and headaches weren’t going to hinder his concentration and focus and everything was going to be fine.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order

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  • Blow out your light and get lost in the black, or leave it burn and blow the whole place to Hinders.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Blood is only so useful, or hindering.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • "He’s an extraordinary child, isn’t he?" said Number Two, her speech somewhat hindered by a mouthful of biscuit.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • I don’t know what helping would entail, but I have a feeling it would be hindered by my silence, so he’s on his own.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • The serving girl cut the meat on Lady Seymour’s plate before setting it down so that the weakness of her arm would not hinder her.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Chains
  • Jamie was shoving his way through the hindering crowd, face like thunder, ruthlessly taking advantage of his size and muscle.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • ") About his mother, who had died shortly after his three-days-old sister, leaving Hobie an only child; and about the young Jesuit father, a football coach, who—telephoned by a panicky Irish housemaid when Hobie’s father was beating Hobie "to Hinders practically" with a belt—had dashed to the house, rolled up his sleeves, and punched Hobie’s father to the ground.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • He believed he was hindering the entire team because of his frostbite.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • I noted every place he had gone, every experience, every person he recalled who had helped or hindered him along the way.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • But this hindered them; for the grass was thick and tussocky, and the ground uneven, and the trees began to draw together into thickets.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • HERMIA Why, get you gone: who is’t that hinders you?
    William Shakespeare  --  A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • You can pass through the door; no one hinders.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • But lock nor bar may hinder the homecoming spoken of old.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Hobbit
  • I am in all truthfulness attempting to be cheerful about this whole topic, though most people find themselves hindered in believing me, no matter my protestations.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • "I say, captain," said the sailor who had cried "Courage!" to Dantes, "if what he says is true, what hinders his staying with us?"
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • ’I should not allow any one to inconvenience me, if I could hinder it — walk in!’
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • And does that hinder you from letting me know the second reason?
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • The Urgals had not been hindered at all.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Chapter 6 Jurgis and Ona were very much in love; they had waited a long time—it was now well into the second year, and Jurgis judged everything by the criterion of its helping or hindering their union.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • I helped, or rather hindered, a little.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • ’Tain’t nothin’ tuh hinder him ’cause Ah places de water for him.
    Zora Neale Hurston  --  Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • You are hindering Nico.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • Why are you hindering us?
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • CUIGY: He can not hinder that.
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • For what this separation is done, I do not know, unless it be to hinder the development of the child’s affection toward its mother, and to blunt and destroy the natural affection of the mother for the child.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • "Why, now, who’s to hinder you?"
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island
  • But if that were the case, how could any combination of obstacles have hindered the flight of a man like Ethan Frome?
    Edith Wharton  --  Ethan Frome
  • I thought I’d have so many things to love and nothing to hinder me.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • He could not hinder himself from dwelling upon it.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • Then I perceived this was a wrecked train, the fore part smashed and on fire, the hinder carriages still upon the rails.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • Not a voice was raised, not an arm extended to hinder him.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • —Not by a long chalk! we’ll have the gal out and out, and you keep quiet, or, ye see, we’ll have both,—what’s to hinder?
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • Carlisle would be more of a challenge, but his hatred of violence would hinder him.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • That should prevent them from hindering us.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • I’m trying to raise my son’s children in the way they should go, but, oh, Lord, the Devil try to hinder me on every hand.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • What’s to hinder this river being the Rush?
    C.S. Lewis  --  Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia
  • The low, muttering sounds of his threatening voice were still audible, when the wounded foal, first rearing on its hinder legs, plunged forward to its knees.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • Sure! there is naught to hinder us.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • One day in particular a shower of rain falling, thunder and lighting ensued, which put me in terror lest my powder should take fire, and not only hinder my necessary subsistence, by killing me food, but even blow up me and my habitation.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • They trip him up and hinder him.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
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