Our need for a national story, a one-size-fits-all number, is an impediment to dealing with very real issues that affect us.
But Gray still believes the Fenty camp set out to portray him as supportive of the teachers union and an impediment to change.
The problem, of course, is that democracy can itself become an impediment to peace.
Only to find that weather was an impediment to lots of folks.
Jeter chased for it madly, maniacally, refusing to let anything act as an impediment.
Let him die, and be no longer an impediment to their vengeance!
A child born to an unmarried woman is no impediment to her marriage.
At Troyes he tried to create a like impediment; but here he was foiled, for Troyes capitulated.
Is the body an impediment, or not, if any one takes it with him as a partner in the search?
For by these the mind doth turn and convert any impediment whatsoever, to be her aim and purpose.
impediment im·ped·i·ment (ĭm-pěd'ə-mənt)
Something that impedes; a hindrance or an obstruction.
An organic defect preventing clear articulation of speech.