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impediment
used in Jane Eyre

7 uses
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Definition
something that interferes with action or progress
  • It is a very strange sensation to inexperienced youth to feel itself quite alone in the world, cut adrift from every connection, uncertain whether the port to which it is bound can be reached, and prevented by many impediments from returning to that it has quitted.
    Chapter 11 (5% in)
  • Having removed this impediment, and lifted certain silvery envelopes of tissue paper, she merely exclaimed — "Oh ciel!
    Chapter 14 (9% in)
  • To attain this end, are you justified in overleaping an obstacle of custom — a mere conventional impediment which neither your conscience sanctifies nor your judgment approves?
    Chapter 20 (91% in)
  • "I require and charge you both (as ye will answer at the dreadful day of judgment, when the secrets of all hearts shall be disclosed), that if either of you know any impediment why ye may not lawfully be joined together in matrimony, ye do now confess it; for be ye well assured that so many as are coupled together otherwise than God's Word doth allow, are not joined together by God, neither is their matrimony lawful."
    Chapter 26 (20% in)
  • — when a distinct and near voice said — "The marriage cannot go on: I declare the existence of an impediment."
    Chapter 26 (23% in)
  • I am in a condition to prove my allegation: an insuperable impediment to this marriage exists.
    Chapter 26 (25% in)
  • "What is the nature of the impediment?" he asked.
    Chapter 26 (27% in)

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