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Definition something that interferes with action or progress
  • a speech impediment
  • Personal animosity has become an impediment to progress.
  • If there be any impediment, I pray you discover it.
    William Shakespeare  --  Much Ado About Nothing
  • impediment = something that interferes with action or progress
  • You wouldn't think there is anything life threatening about speech impediments, but let me tell you, there is nothing more dangerous than being a kid with a stutter and a lisp.
    Sherman Alexie  --  The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • impediments = things that interfere with action or progress
  • She reached the house without any impediment...
    Austen, Jane  --  Northanger Abbey
  • The two parties continued together, without material impediment, for three or four hundred miles further up the Columbia;
    Irving, Washington  --  Astoria or Anecdotes  of an enterprise beyond the Rocky Mountains
  • Wheresoever the strong tide met with an impediment, his gaze paused for an instant.
    Dickens, Charles  --  Our Mutual Friend
  • The surface, which was quite flat, offered no impediment to their progress.
    Verne, Jules  --  Five Weeks in a Balloon
  • The growing crowd, he said, was becoming a serious impediment to their excavations, especially the boys.
    Wells, H.G.  --  The War Of The Worlds
  • And yet, despite all the impediments and all the time that had passed, they were still deeply in love.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • The second-hander contributed nothing to the process except the impediments.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • The only actual change that had come over him in the past years was that, for some reason, his impediment had gotten worse.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • He had a speech impediment that caused him to stutter badly.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • When he spoke, it was with a heavy speech impediment, like he had a mouth full of sandwich.
    Katherine Applegate  --  Everworld - Search For Senna
  • To be a woman condemned to a painful and disgraceful punishment is no impediment to beauty, but it is an obstacle to the recovery of power.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • This is a time of extreme danger, impediment, or disgrace.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • We were going to do the Impediment Curse!
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Now, a clever young Sorcerer might realize this and seek such a thing and spread its seeds about the land as an impediment to my kin.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • Excellent—the more impediments to legislation the better.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • You see only impediments and obstacles!
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

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