retard

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  • He caught at the sides as he fell, but without retarding his fall. Cited from J.S. Le Fanu's Ghostly Tales, Volume 5, by J.S. Le Fanu
  • This retarded their march, and put off the evil hour as long as possible. Cited from The Campaign of 1760 in Canada, by Chevalier Johnstone
  • The boys finally decided that their mental growth was retarded by such reading. Cited from Camping For Boys, by H.W. Gibson
  • Let our influence be such as will advance, and not retard, its progress. Cited from Town and Country, John S. Adams
  • He says we can't do anything except to retard the progress of the disease. Cited from The Real Adventure, by Henry Kitchell Webster
  • Circumstances independent of my will alone have retarded a publication prepared more than a month ago. Cited from The Uprising of a Great People, by Count Agenor de Gasparin
  • Lack of education continued to retard the spread of advanced technology in rural areas.
  • It will come; you may advance or retard, but you cannot prevent it. Cited from Sybil, or the Two Nations, by Benjamin Disraeli
  • When it came to the point she could neither do nor say any thing to retard his cure. Cited from A Terrible Temptation, by Charles Reade
  • She thought as she worked, for her muscles did not retard her mind. Cited from The Portion of Labor, by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • They did much to retard the operations of the enemy till a defensive army could be raised. Cited from Elements of Military Art and Science, by Henry Wager Halleck
  • They were determined to struggle to the last minute, to do anything to retard their fall. Cited from The Mysterious Island, by Jules Verne
  • These circumstances have greatly retarded the progress of religious instruction through their means. Cited from The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus, by American Anti-Slavery Society
  • John is extremely intelligent, even if he is retarded in his physical development.
  • Again, her fear of pregnancy may still further retard her coming into a proper condition. Cited from Sane Sex Life and Sane Sex Living, by H.W. Long
  • He even tried to retard his march, if he felt that Tom was getting tired. Cited from Dick Sand, by Jules Verne
  • I always thought it was the most retarded term ever.
  • There is nothing but your health and my poverty that retards my progress in study. Cited from Memoirs of Aaron Burr, Volume 1, Matthew L. Davis
  • The plants have been kept too cool in order to retard them. Cited from More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II
  • My own trials, with my family, have greatly retarded my efforts in this matter. Cited from Narrative of The Life of Rev. Noah Davis, A Colored Man., by Noah Davis
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Meaning of retard

  • verb Cause to move more slowly or operate at a slower rate
    This drug will retard your heart rate
  • verb Be delayed