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hinder
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
slow down or cause problems for
  • But Mr. Tulliver was not to be hindered of his retort.
    1.7 -- Book 1 Chapter 7 -- Enter the Aunts and Uncles (90% in)
  • One delicious grinding snip, and then another and another, and the hinder-locks fell heavily on the floor, and Maggie stood cropped in a jagged, uneven manner, but with a sense of clearness and freedom, as if she had emerged from a wood into the open plain.
    1.7 -- Book 1 Chapter 7 -- Enter the Aunts and Uncles (51% in)
  • But forestalling his answer, she said,— "I suppose it's all astronomers; because, you know, they live up in high towers, and if the women came there they might talk and hinder them from looking at the stars."
    2.1 -- Book 2 Chapter 1 -- Tom's "First Half" (89% in)
  • We can't hinder the country from knowing that."
    3.3 -- Book 3 Chapter 3 -- The Family Council (52% in)
  • "If my father shouldn't get well, I should be very unhappy to think anything had been done against his will that I could hinder.
    3.3 -- Book 3 Chapter 3 -- The Family Council (94% in)
  • Why, with only looking into what went on in the mill,, I found out how there was a waste of five hundred a-year that might be hindered.
    3.5 -- Book 3 Chapter 5 -- Tom Applies His Knife to the Oyster (46% in)
  • "But, uncle," said Tom, earnestly, "I don't see why the Latin need hinder me from getting on in business.
    3.5 -- Book 3 Chapter 5 -- Tom Applies His Knife to the Oyster (54% in)
  • But it's hindering—my not being well—go and tell 'cause to get the horse in the gig, Luke; I can get down to St. Ogg's well enough—Gore's expecting me."
    3.8 -- Book 3 Chapter 8 -- Daylight on the Wreck (49% in)
  • Could he not hinder that, by persuading her out of her system of privation?
    5.1 -- Book 5 Chapter 1 -- In the Red Deeps (99% in)
  • You'll like enough be ta'en into partnership, as your uncle Deane was before you,—you're in the right way for't; and then there's nothing to hinder your getting rich.
    5.6 -- Book 5 Chapter 6 -- The Hard-Won Triumph (75% in)
  • I must tell you at once what I came about, else I shall be hindering you from taking your dinner.
    6.4 -- Book 6 Chapter 4 -- Brother and Sister (40% in)
  • There is nothing to hinder that now?
    6.7 -- Book 6 Chapter 7 -- Philip Re-enters (24% in)
  • Then there is nothing to hinder our being friends, Philip,—seeing each other and talking to each other while I am here; I shall soon go away again.
    6.7 -- Book 6 Chapter 7 -- Philip Re-enters (25% in)
  • "Oh, where is he?" said poor Maggie, with a flush and tremor that no presence could have hindered.
    7.2 -- Book 7 Chapter 2 -- St. Ogg's Passes Judgment (73% in)

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