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The captain rose as if to hinder him, but Bunsby placed his hand upon his arm.

All this had happened so quickly that Will was unable to hinder it.

If I had a mind to marry a man, all the world should not hinder me.

Who was likely to take any trouble to hinder his return to Venice?

Then there is nothing to hinder her being married, is there?

How in the name of wonder will I hinder her to give me provocation?

"One does not hinder the other," said the renegade, dissembling.

As there was nothing to hinder them, they made an immediate start.

Now, says Bunyan, there remained only the hinder part of the tempest.

She replied, "We cannot hinder her performing her devotions."

WORD ORIGIN

Old English hindrian "to harm, injure, impair, check, repress," from Proto-Germanic *hinderojanan (cf. Old Norse hindra, Dutch hinderen, Old High German hintaron, German hindern "to keep back"), from a root meaning "on that side of, behind" (cf. hind (adj.)); thus the ground sense is "to put or keep back," though this sense in English is recorded only from late 14c. Related: Hindered; hindering.

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