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hindrance
used in The Souls of Black Folk

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Definition
any obstruction that is burdensome
  • Those whose eyes twenty-five and more years before had seen "the glory of the coming of the Lord," saw in every present hindrance or help a dark fatalism bound to bring all things right in His own good time.
    Chapter 4 (56% in)
  • Just as centuries ago it was no easy thing for the serf to escape into the freedom of town-life, even so to-day there are hindrances laid in the way of county laborers.
    Chapter 8 (58% in)
  • Thus it is that in the country districts of the South, by written or unwritten law, peonage, hindrances to the migration of labor, and a system of white patronage exists over large areas.
    Chapter 8 (66% in)
  • This unfortunate economic situation does not mean the hindrance of all advance in the black South, or the absence of a class of black landlords and mechanics who, in spite of disadvantages, are accumulating property and making good citizens.
    Chapter 9 (32% in)

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