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Children can only acquire strength gradually with their proper growth, which will always be impeded if the stomach is disordered.

However, we are not here to be impeded by any sentimental considerations.

All their efforts at gaiety were impeded by the inertia of fear.

The diligence of Niebuhr, though often impeded by illness, was immense.

Like most autocrats, the only things of which she took notice were the ones that impeded her progress.

He was often impeded by a slight stammer, especially at the end of a session.

They found the navigation of Fox River impeded with many rapids.

This fresh apprehension told on my health and impeded my recovery.

I became so entangled in them that my movements were impeded.

But before them upon his horse was Lascelles and impeded their way.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, back-formation from impediment, or else from Latin impedire "impede, be in the way, hinder, detain," literally "to shackle the feet" (see impediment). Related: Impeded; impedes; impeding.

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