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Definition walked with difficulty (due to injury or physical impediment)


hindered (made the action or progress of something difficult)

Hobble originally referred to tying together two legs of horses or cattle, so they would not wander far away.
  • After injuring her ankle, she hobbled between classes.
hobbled = walked with difficulty
  • High oil prices hobbled U.S. economic growth.
  • hobbled = hindered (made difficult)
  • She hobbled onto the court, determined to help her team win.
  • hobbled = walked with difficulty
  • The blizzard killed dozens, cut power and hobbled transport.
  • hobbled = hindered (made difficult)
  • You take a look down below at the staff; there are a dozen fellows hobbling around that he has operated on.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • hobbling = walking with difficulty
  • I locked the door and hobbled to the manager's office in the lobby, one hand clutching the rail along the walkway for support.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • hobbled = walked with difficulty
  • Now thirteen years old, he's gone white in the muzzle and hobbles around with an arthritic limp.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • hobbles = walks with difficulty
  • He stumbles to his feet and hobbles off toward his office.
    Katherine Applegate  --  The One and Only Ivan
  • hobbles = walks with difficulty
  • Neville, his face tear-streaked, clutching his wrist, hobbled off with Madam Hooch, who had her arm around him.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  • hobbled = walked with difficulty
  • Then slowly, with bent back the old man hobbled past them and was gone.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • hobbled = walked with difficulty
  • Tariq hobbled behind her.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • hobbled = walked with difficulty
  • Filch hobbled across to his desk, snatched up the envelope, and threw it into a drawer.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • hobbled = walked with difficulty
  • He hobbled around the ruins, seizing at his bad leg when it lagged, talking and whimpering and shouting directions at it and cursing it and pleading with it to work for him now when it was vital.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • hobbled = walked with difficulty
  • at last, a very old Frog, who was sitting under a tree, got up and hobbled slowly towards her:
    Lewis Carroll  --  Through the Looking-Glass
  • hobbled = walked with difficulty
  • The 8TH JUROR hobbles, dragging one leg, toward the chair that serves as the bedroom door.
    Reginald Rose  --  Twelve Angry Men
  • hobbles = walked with difficulty (as though with an injury or physical impediment)
  • They walked out through the grass, Blevins hobbling after them.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses
  • hobbling = walking with difficulty
  • She hobbled away, singing "Lord of the Dance" to herself.
    David Almond  --  Skellig
  • hobbled = walked with difficulty
  • The whole world rocking up and down, swooping side to side, I hobbled down the steps, leaning on Sohrab.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • hobbled = walked with difficulty
  • One of them was hobbling on one leg, his other leg amputated below the knee.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • hobbling = walking with difficulty
  • Baba hobbled next to me, the general and his wife beside their daughter.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
hobbled = walked with difficulty

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