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hinder
used in Anna Karenina

15 uses
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Definition
slow down or cause problems for
  • There was an interval between the races, and so nothing hindered conversation.
    Part Two (76% in)
  • But he had religious scruples, which hindered the execution of such a plan.
    Part Four (19% in)
  • "I am very grateful to you for your confidence, but...." he said, feeling with confusion and annoyance that what he could decide easily and clearly by himself, he could not discuss before Princess Tverskaya, who to him stood for the incarnation of that brute force which would inevitably control him in the life he led in the eyes of the world, and hinder him from giving way to his feeling of love and forgiveness.
    Part Four (85% in)
  • Hearing why he had come, the princess was half humorously, half seriously angry with him, and sent him home to dress and not to hinder Kitty's hair-dressing, as Charles the hair-dresser was just coming.
    Part Five (8% in)
  • He was, as it were, stripping off the wrappings which hindered it from being distinctly seen.
    Part Five (29% in)
  • Although Levin believed himself to have the most exact conceptions of domestic life, unconsciously, like all men, he pictured domestic life as the happiest enjoyment of love, with nothing to hinder and no petty cares to distract.
    Part Five (38% in)
  • ...as was expected of them, they were competing with agriculture and promoting the development of manufactures and credit, and so arresting its progress; and that just as the one-sided and premature development of one organ in an animal would hinder its general development, so in the general development of wealth in Russia, credit, facilities of communication, manufacturing activity, indubitably necessary in Europe, where they had arisen in their proper time, had with us only done harm,...
    Part Five (42% in)
  • Levin was vexed both at being hindered from shooting and at his horses getting stuck in the mud, and still more at the fact that neither Stepan Arkadyevitch nor Veslovsky helped him and the coachman to unharness the horses and get them out, since neither of them had the slightest notion of harnessing.
    Part Six (25% in)
  • Now when he was not hindering her, she knew what to do, and without looking at what was under her feet, and to her vexation stumbling over a high stump into the water, but righting herself with her strong, supple legs, she began making the circle which was to make all clear to her.
    Part Six (36% in)
  • As time went on, and he saw himself more and more often held fast in these snares, he had an ever growing desire, not so much to escape from them, as to try whether they hindered his freedom.
    Part Six (78% in)
  • "I tell you what you might try," he said more than once; "go to so-and-so and so-and-so," and the solicitor drew up a regular plan for getting round the fatal point that hindered everything.
    Part Six (80% in)
  • At that instant he knew that all his doubts, even the impossibility of believing with his reason, of which he was aware in himself, did not in the least hinder his turning to God.
    Part Seven (39% in)
  • She spoke softly because the rapidity of her heart's beating hindered her breathing.
    Part Seven (99% in)
  • Their impatience hindered things for a while.
    Part Eight (29% in)
  • Reason discovered the struggle for existence, and the law that requires us to oppress all who hinder the satisfaction of our desires.
    Part Eight (59% in)

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