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hinder

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Definition slow down or cause problems for
  • Her efforts to turn the department around were further hindered by budgetary cuts.
hindered = slowed down or caused problems for
  • The brace I have to wear is hindering my movements
  • hindering = slowing down or causing problems for
  • 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
  • hinder = slow down or cause problems for
  • You're hindering Ralph. You're not letting him get to the most important thing.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • hindering = slowing down
  • 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
  • hinder = cause problems that slowed
  • it was to hinder Mr. Ladislaw from wanting to marry you for your money
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • hinder = slow down or cause problems
  • 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
  • hindered = slowed down
  • The trailing butts hindered her and the sharp, cross-cut points were a torment.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • hindered = slowed down
  • Mrs. Fairfax had pressed me into her service, and I was all day in the storeroom, helping (or hindering) her and the cook; learning to make custards and cheese-cakes and French pastry, to truss game and garnish desert-dishes.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • 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
  • hinder = slowed down or caused problems for
  • 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
  • hinder = prevent (cause problems)
  • ...if she loved him she need only say the word yes, and no human power could hinder their bliss.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • I guess he could see in my eyes that I didn't intend to hinder him.
    Ford Madox Ford  --  The Good Soldier
  • O my husband, let me not hinder, but go with thee and help.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • What envy would hinder him?
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • Caesar, thy thoughts Touch their effects in this: thyself art coming To see perform'd the dreaded act which thou So sought'st to hinder.
    William Shakespeare  --  Antony and Cleopatra
  • Statues of women, if Lynch be right, should always be fully draped, one hand of the woman feeling regretfully her own hinder parts.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • Dissension will only hinder that objective.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • VOLP: Nay, now, My ruins shall not come alone; your match I'll hinder sure: my substance shall not glue you, Nor screw you into a family.
    Ben Jonson  --  Volpone
  • He was hindered from getting into it by his conviction that his life had been a good one.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  The Death of Ivan Ilych

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