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hinder
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

9 uses
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Definition
slow down or cause problems for
  • You know that nobody wished to hinder your going.
    2 — Maiden No More (5% in)
  • It was then that the ecstasy and the dream began, in which emotion was the matter of the universe, and matter but an adventitious intrusion likely to hinder you from spinning where you wanted to spin.
    1 — The Maiden (85% in)
  • Hot steaming rains fell frequently, making the grass where the cows fed yet more rank, and hindering the late hay-making in the other meads.
    3 — The Rally (79% in)
  • Not to agitate and hinder her longer, the considerate Clare began talking in a more general way: You quite misapprehend my parents.
    4 — The Consequence (27% in)
  • Somehow she hinders me!
    4 — The Consequence (63% in)
  • Ah, yes, you would have told me, in a way—but I hindered you, I remember!
    5 — The Woman Pays (1% in)
  • Moreover, when two people are once parted—have abandoned a common domicile and a common environment—new growths insensibly bud upward to fill each vacated place; unforeseen accidents hinder intentions, and old plans are forgotten.
    5 — The Woman Pays (25% in)
  • The same delicacy, pride, false shame, whatever it may be called, on Clare's account, which had led her to hide from her own parents the prolongation of the estrangement, hindered her owning to his that she was in want after the fair allowance he had left her.
    5 — The Woman Pays (60% in)
  • There was the same handsome unpleasantness of mien, but now he wore neatly trimmed, old-fashioned whiskers, the sable moustache having disappeared; and his dress was half-clerical, a modification which had changed his expression sufficiently to abstract the dandyism from his features, and to hinder for a second her belief in his identity.
    6 — The Convert (1% in)

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