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- He had two selves within him apparently, and they must learn to accommodate each other and bear reciprocal impediments.Book 2 — Old and Young (30% in)
- Partly it was the reception of his own artistic production that tickled him; partly the notion of his grave cousin as the lover of that girl; and partly Mr. Brooke's definition of the place he might have held but for the impediment of indolence.Book 1 — Miss Brooke (65% in)
There are no more uses of "impediment" in Middlemarch.
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