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I got through it, only after contending with these impediments for three miles.

There were no impediments on my side; my parents were dead and I had a little ready money.

All manner of impediments lay squandered; waste and ruin were everywhere.

Owing to these impediments the Christians made slow progress.

I followed her, and having removed these impediments we returned to the boudoir.

So throwing down our lion-skin, and other impediments, we proceeded to gather the logs.

The earth and the water were their impediments, while the air and the water were the allies of their enemies.

Crying out to me to follow, he pushed on over all impediments.

On we dashed, over all impediments—our light-footed infantry not far behind.

Once or twice he came to a good-sized lake where all impediments vanished.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, from Latin impedimentem "hindrance," from impedire "impede," literally "to shackle the feet," from assimilated form of in- "into, in" (see in- (2)) + pes (genitive pedis) "foot" (see foot (n.)).

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