The problem, of course, is that democracy can itself become an impediment to peace.
Our need for a national story, a one-size-fits-all number, is an impediment to dealing with very real issues that affect us.
Only to find that weather was an impediment to lots of folks.
But Gray still believes the Fenty camp set out to portray him as supportive of the teachers union and an impediment to change.
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!
The fences and ditches that lay in his way were no impediment.
At Troyes he tried to create a like impediment; but here he was foiled, for Troyes capitulated.
Not that he purposed putting any hitch or impediment in the way.
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.