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early form of hindrance.

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  • They therefore do not wish to have them try to understand what they read, thinking it would be a hinderance to them.

    Popular Education Ira Mayhew
  • Percival had had a nervous fear of some hinderance on his way to the station.

  • It may become a hinderance to able, worthy ministers that can do better.

    A Christian Directory Baxter Richard
  • But I'm not used to so much society, and I don't want to be any hinderance.

    Mrs. Dud's Sister Josephine Daskam
  • But there was a hinderance in the way of escape—the frightful mass of gold.

  • Ignorance was no hinderance to advancement, socially or pecuniarily.

    The Funny Side of Physic A. D. Crabtre
  • Interrup′ter, Interrup′tor; Interrup′tion, act of interrupting: hinderance: cessation.

  • You were mistaken in me from the first, and I have been nothing but a trouble and a hinderance to you.

    A Manifest Destiny Julia Magruder
  • She posed as a woman who could make allowances, and whose friendship would be no check or hinderance.

    A Little Journey in the World Charles Dudley Warner
  • The nearest vessel was the only one that for the moment was able to offer any hinderance.

    Stolen Treasure Howard Pyle

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