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Origin of stumbling block
Words nearby stumbling block
Example sentences from the Web for stumbling block
This is their danger, that there is always a stumbling-block in the way: the further they go, the nearer are they to their fall.Henry Martyn Saint and Scholar|George Smith
The reader may smile, if he will, but this last flower was a surprise and a stumbling-block.A Florida Sketch-Book|Bradford Torrey
"I do not know," I said, feeling sadly what a stumbling-block it was.Daisy|Elizabeth Wetherell
This passage has long been a stumbling-block among learned critics.The Christ Of Paul|George Reber
But suppose this patriotism in its triumphal march should meet with a stumbling-block or rather with a banner—?Louisa Of Prussia and Her Times|Louise Muhlbach
British Dictionary definitions for stumbling block
Idioms and Phrases with stumbling block
A hindrance or obstacle, as in His lack of a degree is a real stumbling block to his advancement. This term originally meant “a tree stump over which one trips.” Its figurative use dates from the early 1500s.