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  • Now, however, each quarter of Chicago was insisting on a location within its own boundaries, and the squabbling had stymied the board.†   (source)
  • "Of course you are," murmured Go, who had a long-stymied mission to turn me into a rebel.†   (source)
  • For the previous two years, her visits had been stymied by local magistrates and by the repeated bannings that prevented her from traveling.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • As it happens, Feldman's accidental study provides a window onto a form of cheating that has long stymied academics: white-collar crime.†   (source)
  • They were polite and did not say much, seeming to give deference to my coiled, stymied rage.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Stymied for the moment, Puller called the hospital where the motel owner Louisa had been taken.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Bjurman was stymied.†   (source)
  • I sat hunched over, stymied.†   (source)
  • Stymied, I explored with my hands, moving back out into the hall.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Uncle Press and Alder were stymied.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Without the colony's expertise trade will be stymied, a labour force of millions will be in chaos — hunger and disease will be rampant.†   (source)
  • And given that we've determined the iron composition to he barely ten percent …. we're sort of stymied."†   (source)
  • Stymied, feeling a spasm of desperation, I slowly lowered my glass.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • My father produced the first particles of antimatter but was stymied by how to store them.†   (source)
  • Apparently sensing Langdon's stymie, Vittoria turned to the docent, who was now inching away.†   (source)
  • Stymied, he searched for another crevice or ridge to grasp.†   (source)
  • Stymied, they spread out their bedrolls and slept.†   (source)
  • I assumed the handle alone would stymie the wolves, not having opposable thumbs.†   (source)
  • For one of the few times in his adult life, Robert E. Lee is stymied.†   (source)
  • The sheer number of bodies had stymied their attempts to bury the dead.†   (source)
  • Banks collapse, Far East trade is stymied.†   (source)
  • Beckman had never seen his wife so stymied.†   (source)
  • Incredibly, a breakdown in communications has stymied the hospital's emergency response.†   (source)
  • The arrows were done but he had yet to string the bow and was stymied on where to get a string long enough until he saw the cord at the end of the sleeping bag.†   (source)
  • On four separate occasions, Gullberg tried to have Bergling removed, but each time his efforts were stymied.†   (source)
  • Stymied, Eragon grimaced and rubbed his chin, studying the play of light across the glittering blade.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Anyone who tries even casually to follow their advice may be stymied, for the conventional wisdom on parenting seems to shift by the hour.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • He's downstairs, so I'm stymied.†   (source)
  • I'm stymied.†   (source)
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