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  • 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
  • They were determined to struggle to the last minute, to do anything to retard their fall. Cited from The Mysterious Island, by Jules Verne
  • On the third day, a snow-storm began, and greatly retarded their progress. Cited from Jesuits in North America, by Francis Parkman
  • I was ordered out with my regiment with three others to meet and endeavor to retard their march. Cited from The Campaign of 1776 around New York and Brooklyn, by Henry P. Johnston
  • He also shows the dissensions which existed among them and retarded their independence. Cited from American Institutions, by Alexis de Tocqueville
  • These pests were brought to this country in which there were no conditions retarding their increase and have produced great damage. Cited from Disease and Its Causes, by William Thomas Councilman
  • He seemed to keep back his intellect, as some have had the power to retard their pulsation. Cited from The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb, Vol. 2: Elia, by Charles Lamb
  • Milk and water stories may have an actual value to children whose unfavorable heritage and environment have retarded their mental development. Cited from Library Work with Children, by Alice I. Hazeltine
  • The dread of something like this often checked the boys and seriously retarded their progress. Cited from Klondike Nuggets, by E. S. Ellis
  • As the foe came on, he sent out his men in small parties from the works to annoy them and retard their advance. Cited from The War Chief of the Six Nations, by Louis Aubrey Wood
  • Up here it's not lack of moisture that stunts and retards their growth. Cited from The Young Forester, by Zane Grey
  • Caesar having sent forward his cavalry, to annoy and retard their rear, followed close after with his legions. Cited from "De Bello Gallico" and Other Commentaries, by Caius Julius Caesar
  • So rapid would be the descent, that we had all we could do to hold on to the sleds trying to retard their progress. Cited from Schwatka's Search, by William H. Gilder
  • This would necessarily retard their progress, and lengthen out the period which must elapse before they could obtain water in any direction. Cited from Expeditions into Central Australia, by E. J. Eyre
  • Indeed, I greatly prefer to retard their progress, in this respect, rather than to hasten it. Cited from The Young Mother, by William A. Alcott
  • They talked to each other altogether in the Indian dialect, which greatly retarded their improvement in English. Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 11, No. 65, March, 1863, by Various
  • Startled oaths burst from them as they beheld now what had retarded their first pull. Cited from The Luck of the Mounted, by Ralph S. Kendall
  • In a few days there were about one hundred additional guns mounted, with which our people kept an incessant fire on the enemy, and retarded their works very much. Cited from A Canadian Manor and Its Seigneurs, by George M. Wrong
  • At this point an event occurred which somewhat retarded their progress, relieving the monotony of the route and somewhat changing their plans. Cited from The Life and Adventures of Kit Carson, by De Witt C. Peters
  • Does the swarm of loves and graces hovering about them retard their progress by its numbers? Cited from Dombey and Son, by Charles Dickens
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