retard progress

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  • Can anything stronger be said to discourage research, investigation, experiment, and retard progress? Cited from The Necessity of Atheism, by Dr. D.M. Brooks
  • The sand was loose, and in places they sank deeply, their feet sliding back and retarding progress. Cited from The Strange Case of Cavendish, by Randall Parrish
  • The distance was greater than it had seemed, the twilight deceiving their eyes, while their clothing had a tendency to retard progress. Cited from The Case and The Girl, by Randall Parrish
  • A present declaration even of future independence would retard progress by the dissension and disorder it would arouse. Cited from Complete State of the Union Addresses
  • Such pressure will never be too great, nor will it retard progress a hair's-breadth in the hands of that very limited class who are likely materially to advance knowledge by its practice. Cited from An Ethical Problem, by Albert Leffingwell
  • They were still in the midst of the yellow featureless plain, but the weary horses had slowed down to a walk, the heavy sand retarding progress. Cited from Keith of the Border, by Randall Parrish
  • Unfortunately in some mysterious way the plans and proposals they discussed leaked out, allowing the other side to checkmate their best moves and woefully retard progress. Cited from Sir Robert Hart, by Juliet Bredon
  • The prevalence of bribery is one of the causes seriously retarding progress in Hungary. Cited from Round About the Carpathians, by Andrew F. Crosse
  • The jungle was scant on this march, and though in some places the packs met with accidents, they were not such as seriously to retard progress. Cited from How I Found Livingstone, by Sir Henry M. Stanley
  • Feel your way carefully; locate the herds of Field, Radcliff & Co., and throw everything in their way to retard progress. Cited from The Outlet, by Andy Adams
  • There seems to have been well-nigh as much bigotry as to the science of curing the body as the soul, and its influence to discourage original thought and retard progress was much the same in one field as the other. Cited from Equality, by Edward Bellamy
  • The power which wealth gives is often employed in retarding progress when the interests of the individual seem to clash with those of the commonwealth; it is always lessened by the absence of respect for its possessor. Cited from Some Cities & San Fran. & Resurgam, H. H. Bancroft
  • One consideration which has greatly tended to retard progress has been the floating idea that there was some sort of ingratitude, and even impiety, in attempting to improve on what Divine Providence had arranged for us. Cited from The Pleasures of Life, by Sir John Lubbock
  • There was a natural frankness, a peculiar confidence, about this girl, that robbed me of my usual diffidence; and as we struggled forward through the dampening sand, her dress clinging about her and retarding progress, I dared to slip one arm about her waist to help in bearing her along. Cited from When Wilderness Was King, by Randall Parrish