In rural India, or rural Africa, the lack of access to banks is hindering development.
For some, age may be hindering—but for these ladies, age is just a number.
By concealing past mistakes, the nation may be hindering investigations, writes Christopher Dickey.
They are to him as ice-cakes clogging the current of love, hindering the wheels of prayer.
And why would I be ashamed that am telling no lies, and hindering no one?
The flock surrounded him on the moment, with the evident intention of hindering his flight as much as possible.
The sucking-fish of these men is their hindering corruption.
Nay, at one time they held the whole province of Livonia responsible for hindering such a proceeding.
Nothing can be done thoroughly because of this hindering folly.
In one word, I wished as nearly as possible to walk abroad out of my hindering body of clay.
Old English hindrian "to harm, injure, impair, check, repress," from Proto-Germanic *hinderojanan (cf. Old Norse hindra, Dutch hinderen, Old High German hintaron, German hindern "to keep back"), from a root meaning "on that side of, behind" (cf. hind (adj.)); thus the ground sense is "to put or keep back," though this sense in English is recorded only from late 14c. Related: Hindered; hindering.
"situated in the rear, toward the back," late 14c., probably from Old English hinder (adv.) "behind, back, afterward," but treated as a comparative of hind (adj.). Related to Old High German hintar, German hinter, Gothic hindar "behind." Middle English had hinderhede, literally "hinder-hood; posterity in time, inferiority in rank;" and hinderling "person fallen from moral or social respectability, wretch."