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  • Nothing can retard the growth of America in material wealth and glory. Cited from Beacon Lights of History, Volume VI, by John Lord
  • As some people think they can light up the sun or speed him on his way, so others fancy they can retard or stop him. Cited from The Golden Bough, by James George Frazer
  • Come what may, you can quicken nothing, and can retard nothing. Cited from The English Constitution, by Walter Bagehot
  • Nothing now, not even the brute force of your type, can retard the sweep of the revolution. Cited from The Wrong Twin, by Harry Leon Wilson
  • A significant size disparity between newly added fish and existing fish can retard optimum growth rates of the still-maturing fish.
  • We have learned in the previous chapter how greatly the vice of lack of confidence in oneself can retard the development of the quality we are considering. Cited from Poise: How to Attain It, by D. Starke
  • Thus, refrigeration at a morgue or funeral home can retard the process, allowing for burial in three days or so following death without embalming.
  • Land reform normally advances one widely shared goal, equality of opportunity, but it can retard another, liberty to enjoy 'legitimate' property rights.
  • They can retard it or let it escape, can color it bright or dark, and exert a ceaseless and ever varying influence upon it long before it ceases and up to its very end. Cited from How to Sing, by Lilli Lehmann
  • I have mastered great secrets by the power of Will; true, by Will and by Science I can retard the process of years: but death comes not by age alone. Cited from The Haunters & The Haunted, ed. by Ernest Rhys
  • For this reason, vitreous oxide coatings - which lack grain boundaries - can retard oxidation.
  • Barriers to effective communication can retard or distort the message and intention of the message being conveyed which may result in failure of the communication process or an effect that is undesirable.
  • Nothing can retard the onward progress of our country and prevent us from assuming and maintaining the first rank among nations but a disregard of the experience of the past and a recurrence to an unwise public policy. Cited from Messages and Papers of the Presidents: James Knox Polk, by Richardson
  • The viscosity of the oil is another important factor; viscosity can retard dispersant migration to the oil-water interface and also increase the energy required to shear a drop from the slick.
  • One of these is the men who, in the opinion of their own conscience, give the preference to another government which they disguise more or less in their language, and seek to deprive our monarchical government of all the strength which can retard the advent of a republic. Cited from History of the Girondists, Volume I, by Alphonse de Lamartine
  • It is also used to correct Ca and Mg deficiencies, change nutrient availability and reduce manganese and aluminium toxicity that can retard crop growth.
  • Also, since wood is only subject to bacterial decay under specific temperature and moisture content ranges, submerging it in water-saturated mud can retard decay, by saturating the wood's internal cells beyond their moisture decay range.
  • But when society is the name for such hollow gentlemen and ladies, Julia, and when its breeding is professed indifference to everything that can advance or can retard mankind, I think we must have lost ourselves in that same Desert of Sahara, and had better find the way out. Cited from David Copperfield, by Charles Dickens
  • These negative charged groups can retard the movement of DNA in a process called electroendosmosis (EEO), and low EEO agarose is therefore generally preferred for use in agarose gel electrophoresis of nucleic acids.
  • However, no evidence exists currently to suggest that malolactic fermentation runs more smoothly in aerobic conditions than in complete anaerobic conditions, and in fact, excessive amounts of oxygen can retard growth of LAB by favoring conditions of competing microbes (such as Acetobacter).