Dictionary.net

Usage examples for obstruction

  1. This obstruction was overcome without much difficulty, and the whole Athenian army crossed the river in safety. – Stories From Thucydides by H. L. Havell
  2. And then every morning and every evening she threw her flower when I threw mine, and when the two flowers met she clapped her hands, and so did I; but when they were separated, as they sometimes were, owing to one of them having met an obstruction which did not catch the other, she threw up her hands in a pretty affectation of despair, which I tried to imitate but in an English and unsuccessful fashion. – Victorian Short Stories by Various
  3. Bronson's distrust had entirely vanished, when a turn in the road brought an obstruction to view. – Studies in the Out-Lying Fields of Psychic Science by Hudson Tuttle
  4. His foot, too, struck an obstruction which caused him to lose balance. – The Radio Boys with the Revenue Guards by Gerald Breckenridge
  5. So troubled, oppressed, and shame- stricken was Mr. Bolton, that he remained on the spot where Mr. Halpin had left him, looking after the latter until he arrived at the place where an obstruction had been thrown in his way. – Lessons in Life, For All Who Will Read Them by T. S. Arthur
  6. I reached the fence just one jump ahead of the oldest cow, and, seeing no reason why I should take time to crawl through between the wires, I lifted myself over the airy obstruction in a manner that must have convinced that old animated bit of blackness that I had absolute ownership in every nut about me. – The Busted Ex-Texan and Other Stories by W. H. H. Murray
  7. This feeble attempt at obstruction only made the impetuous current chafe the more. – The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 5 (of 5) by Thomas Babington Macaulay
  8. But you did not reckon on an obstruction, on the thing your eyes encountered when halfway down that height and going with all the power within you. – "I Conquered" by Harold Titus
  9. A second later the Professor tripped over some hidden obstruction and fell, dragging his opponent with him to the earthen floor. – Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930 by Various
  10. Now that Sehi is dead and his people altogether dispersed and all his piratical craft destroyed, with the exception of the one captured by Hassan, there is no obstruction to trade, and you are free from the fear that he would one day eat you up. – Among Malay Pirates And Other Tales Of Adventure And Peril by G. A. Henty
  11. Finally the barrier was reached and the boats were run out close to the end, and tied in a quiet pool, while we devised some method of getting them past or over this obstruction. – Through the Grand Canyon from Wyoming to Mexico by E. L. Kolb
  12. This great energetic current meets with no obstruction in coming to us, or to Norway, but passes over the level Atlantic without interruption from mountains. – The Dominion of the Air by J. M. Bacon
  13. The lock yielded, but while feeling for the switch he tripped and almost fell over an obstruction on the floor. – The Inside of the Cup, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  14. But in the ease of a town- site on shallow, narrow waters, dams are absolutely necessary to insure sufficient depth to conceal the beavers, and to prevent obstruction by ice. – The Human Side of Animals by Royal Dixon
  15. Even then secret orders were sent to put every possible obstruction in their way, which was done by bringing suits for debt, and otherwise putting the English in positions which made it impossible for them to wind up their affairs. – The West Indies and the Spanish Main [1899] by James Rodway
X