retard their progress

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  • 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
  • Does the swarm of loves and graces hovering about them retard their progress by its numbers? Cited from Dombey and Son, by Charles Dickens
  • Unable to oppose their enemies in the field, the Spanish generals proposed to retard their progress by the most obstinate defence of the different fortresses. Cited from The History of England, by John Lingard and Hilaire Belloc, Vol. 8
  • Happily there was no contrary wind to retard their progress, and the crew of the first vessel, bearing that savage mandate, made no efforts to shorten their passage. Cited from Stories From Thucydides, by H. L. Havell
  • The country over which they had to travel, however, was so broken and so beset with rugged masses of rock as to retard their progress considerably, besides causing them to lose their way more than once. Cited from Gascoyne, The Sandal Wood Trader, by R. M. Ballantyne
  • But the Persians were no sooner advanced into the plains of Mesopotamia, than they discovered that every precaution had been used which could retard their progress, or defeat their design. Cited from Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Gibbon V2
  • Browne, weak and suffering from torture and exposure, struggled bravely along, determined not to retard their progress by a single movement of indecision. Cited from The Man From Brodney's, by George Barr McCutcheon
  • Meekness may be called the pioneer of all the other virtues, which levels every obstruction, and smooths every difficulty that might impede their entrance, or retard their progress. Cited from Essays on Various Subjects, by Hannah More
  • But she was resolute in her determination to go; and finding her to be so, I gave up my intention of accompanying the party, believing that I should only retard their progress. Cited from The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 10, No. 279
  • Frequently they entered dangerous territory with only a few days' provisions and risked a famine of food and ammunition rather than load themselves down with many lumbering waggons which were likely to retard their progress. Cited from With the Boer Forces, by Howard C. Hillegas
  • They could not, however, prevent the augmentation proposed; but they resolved, if they could not wholly stop the career of the ministry, to throw in such a number of rubs as should at least retard their progress. Cited from The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II, by Tobias Smollett
  • But the sun had meantime sunk behind the tall trees, and as a few miles would not greatly retard their progress, and the spot they were in would be suitable for a halt, Glenarvan gave orders to prepare their camp for the night at once. Cited from In Search of the Castaways, by Jules Verne
  • Glen became impatient at this delay, for the sun was swinging low beyond the far-off mountain peaks, and she realised that if night overtook them in the hills it would greatly retard their progress, and perhaps make them too late in reaching Big Draw. Cited from Glen of the High North, by H. A. Cody
  • All that prince Ferdinand could do, considering how much he was out-numbered by the French, was to secure posts and passes, with a view to retard their progress, and employ detachments to harass and surprise their advanced parties. Cited from The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II, by Tobias Smollett
  • Accidental events, concurring with political causes, frequently render the best concerted measures abortive, and retard their progress, but unquestionably the above-mentioned are the means by which the African may be manumitted, and his condition improved. Cited from Observations Upon The Windward Coast Of Africa, by Joseph Corry
  • The Persians sometimes hunt the antelope on horseback, with falcons and greyhounds; the falcons are taught to fly in advance and attack the fleeing antelopes about the head, and so confuse them and retard their progress in the interest of the pursuing hounds and horsemen. Cited from Around the World on a Bicycle Volume II., by Thomas Stevens