retard the progress

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  • He says we can't do anything except to retard the progress of the disease. Cited from The Real Adventure, by Henry Kitchell Webster
  • 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
  • His heavy heart did not retard the progress of his statue or make its beauty indifferent. Cited from The Yoke, by Elizabeth Miller
  • But have I indeed retarded the progress of nature? Cited from Emile, by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  • Has scepticism aided more than it has retarded the progress of truth? Cited from Debate Index, by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
  • The nature of the ground in that part of the country is such that a very small force could retard the progress of a much larger one for many hours. Cited from Medallic History of the United States of America 1776-1876, J. F. Loubat
  • This traffic has ever since been carried on, greatly contributing to retard the progress of civilisation. Cited from James Braithwaite, the Supercargo, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • Finally, to retard the progress of the enemy, he resolved to threaten his left flank. Cited from Life And Times Of Washington, V2, by Schroeder, &c
  • He knew that human prudence and valor could do no more than had been done to retard the progress of the besiegers. Cited from The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 8, by Rossiter Johnson
  • Other accidental circumstances have combined to retard the progress of the colony. Cited from The Bushman, by Edward Wilson Landor
  • As Delambre and Grant have said, this fiction only retarded the progress of pure science. Cited from History of Astronomy, by George Forbes
  • All these so retarded the progress of the voyage, that it was near fifteen months after leaving Holland before they could make their way into the straits. Cited from History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. X, by Robert Kerr
  • But that, though it retarded the progress, was still insufficient to arrest it. Cited from The Cock-House at Fellsgarth, by Talbot Baines Reed
  • Here he erred, and his error, which he maintained to the end of his life, retarded the progress of optical discovery. Cited from Six Lectures on Light, by John Tyndall
  • He made it his business to heal these wounds and reconcile the animosities that thus retarded the progress of their common object. Cited from Great Fortunes, and How They Were Made, by James D. McCabe, Jr.
  • His delight in poetical composition had retarded the progress of his pictorial powers. Cited from Literary Character of Men of Genius, by Isaac Disraeli
  • Take care that staying here does not affect the position which you have taken up, or retard the progress of any measures on which you have determined, and you are safe. Cited from Vivian Grey, by The Earl of Beaconsfield
  • The shutting out of United States immigrants tended to retard the progress of settlement and the sale of his property. Cited from The Story of the Upper Canada Rebellion, Vol. 1, by John Charles Dent
  • You are not allowed to retard the progress of a stone, friendly or otherwise, by intentionally sweeping obstructions into its path. Cited from Punch, Vol. 146, January 21, 1914, Ed. by Sir Owen Seaman
  • These returns are however incomplete, and very much has occurred, through the numerous wars and unsettled state of the country, to retard the progress of missionary work. Cited from Robert Moffat, by David J. Deane
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