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early form of hindrance.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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  • You ought to say that you think I'll never be a hinderance to you.

    The Story of a Play W. D. Howells
  • And the difference in race is a hinderance to a common ground of sympathy.

    Deaconesses in Europe Jane M. Bancroft
  • Percival had had a nervous fear of some hinderance on his way to the station.

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

    Mrs. Dud's Sister Josephine Daskam
  • When it is a means of the concord of the churches, and no hinderance to our other prayers.

    A Christian Directory Baxter Richard
  • It may become a hinderance to able, worthy ministers that can do better.

    A Christian Directory Baxter Richard
  • Ignorance was no hinderance to advancement, socially or pecuniarily.

    The Funny Side of Physic A. D. Crabtre
  • Meantime, there were great sights to be seen and no hinderance to his seeing them.

    London Walter Besant
  • 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
  • But so much the more should she be freed from every unnecessary pain and hinderance.

    A New Atmosphere Gail Hamilton

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