Sentence Examples


  • When the timing was right, he had the advantages of strength and negotiating without the hindrance of mercy or a conscience.
  • Unfortunately, in no part of the Spanish oversea possessions did the restrictive legislation of the home government operate more harshly or disadvantageously to the interests of the colony; it was a more effective hindrance to the development of its resources and the spread of civilization over the country, than the hostility of the Indians.
  • Even now with every possible hindrance in the way of cultivation it is an important centre of fruit-growing.
  • The hindrance, however, to the general development of trade which the act involved aroused at once loud complaints, tO which Cromwell turned a deaf ear, continuing to seize Dutch ships trading in forbidden goods.
  • There was, of course, no hindrance to a man having children by a slave girl.

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