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The very number of our assailants was in our favour, by hampering their sword-arms.

She felt like a child who works its elbows to throw off some hampering annoyance.

Maggie, whose face was as white now as it had been crimson, clung to him, hampering him.

You know how hampering it is to one's enthusiasm to have to prepare a bushel of potatoes at once.

It is impossible to escape from the hampering influences of our infancy.

I want that she should be free to live her own life in her own way without me hampering her.

The presence of his fellow-passengers was not so hampering as in England.

He began to understand that matrimony was hampering his freedom.

They take the place of those which gave a hampering and weakening effect.

You are hampering your future freedom by this step, and they know it.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., hampren "to surround, imprison, confine," also "to pack in a container," of unknown origin, possibly from hamper (n.1), or somehow connected to Middle English hamelian "to maim." Related: Hampered; hampering.

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