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hindrance
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
any obstruction that is burdensome
  • "Oh, well, I can do that, then," said Tom, not with any epigrammatic intention, but with serious satisfaction at the idea that, as far as Latin was concerned, there was no hindrance to his resembling Sir John Crake.
    2.3 -- Book 2 Chapter 3 -- The New Schoolfellow (69% in)
  • Prosperous men take a little vengeance now and then, as they take a diversion, when it comes easily in their way, and is no hindrance to business; and such small unimpassioned revenges have an enormous effect in life, running through all degrees of pleasant infliction, blocking the fit men out of places, and blackening characters in unpremeditated talk.
    3.7 -- Book 3 Chapter 7 -- How a Hen Takes to Stratagem (85% in)

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