Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BARRIERS

Barriers, moreover, must certainly have been thrown across that street.

Already the barriers of custom and common-sense were raising their solid heads.

All barriers were broken down, and she clung to him and cried.

She had chafed when the barriers rose between her mind and theirs.

Hence there should be a free crossing of the barriers in use of materials at all times.

We perforce took our peeps at nature from behind the barriers.

With his father's might Pyrrhus presses on; nor guards nor barriers can hold out.

When the barriers are down and the masks are off, God has a chance of making us really one.

They are our shields and barriers; our sure defense; our shock absorbers.

The barriers passed, your pariah gentleman can be the completest blackguard of them all.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., barere, from Anglo-French barrere, Old French barriere "obstacle, gatekeeper," from barre "bar" (see bar (n.1)). First record of barrier reef is from 1805.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.