retard them

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  • The plants have been kept too cool in order to retard them. Cited from More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II
  • This talk retarded them a little, and they did not reach the house till the guests were arriving. Cited from The Heir of Redclyffe, by Charlotte M. Yonge
  • Still, it sufficiently retarded them to render the chase a more equal one than could have been expected. Cited from The Dog Crusoe and his Master, by R.M. Ballantyne
  • Then at that moment something seemed to retard them, for instead of making an end to us, they turned about and listened uncertainly. Cited from Bog-Myrtle and Peat, by S.R. Crockett
  • But it would have retarded them in others. Cited from This Simian World, by Clarence Day Jr
  • He could not decide what character they should have, but he was able to force them out, or retard them, by the exercise of his volition. Cited from A Voyage to Arcturus, by David Lindsay
  • But with the sun a westerly breeze also set in to retard them, and their progress was tedious and slow. Cited from Bobby of the Labrador, by Dillon Wallace
  • That way they fled pouring themselves along Flood-like, and Juno, to retard them, threw Darkness as night before them. Cited from The Iliad of Homer, Translated into English Blank Verse, Tr. by Cowper
  • Rodes's orders to his brigades are to push on steadily, to let nothing delay or retard them. Cited from The Campaign of Chancellorsville,Theodore A. Dodge
  • As the figure moved like clockwork, however, and could neither hasten his enormous strides nor retard them, he arrived at the port when they were just beyond the reach of his club. Cited from Tanglewood Tales, by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • As I mean my letters should relieve some of your anxious or dull minutes, I will tempt no postmasters or secretaries to retard them. Cited from Letters of Horace Walpole, V2, Horace Walpole
  • I could perceive, as I retarded them somewhat in their retreat, that they were apprehensive of being overtaken; some of them were always at some distance from us. Cited from The Junior Classics, Various
  • After you can do this fairly well, begin by executing them quickly and forcibly, then gradually retard them, and make them more gently, until you glide at last into perfect repose. Cited from In the Riding-School; Chats With Esmeralda, by Theo. Stephenson Browne
  • Instead of selecting and accumulating spontaneous indefinite variations, its function is to retard them after the stage of maximum utility has been independently reached. Cited from Darwinism (1889), by Alfred Russel Wallace
  • Ignatius could but retard them by his ingenuity. Cited from Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2, by John Addington Symonds
  • Although the proposed treaty did not arrest the progress of military preparation, it is doubtful how far the advance of the season, before good faith justified active movements, may retard them during the remainder of the year. Cited from Messages and Papers of the Presidents: George Washington, by Richardson
  • The death of the king of Sweden, and the minority of his son and successor, the celebrated Charles XII., retarded them on points of form for some time. Cited from Holland, by Thomas Colley Grattan
  • Fever and dysentery among the men, and the weakness and worthlessness of many of the horses, joined to the extreme difficulty of the road, so retarded them that they could move scarcely more than three miles a day. Cited from Montcalm and Wolfe, by Francis Parkman
  • The sun had been now risen some hours, when Joseph, finding his leg surprizingly recovered, proposed to walk forwards; but when they were all ready to set out, an accident a little retarded them. Cited from Joseph Andrews, Vol 1, by Henry Fielding
  • In regard to the decay of bodily or mental faculties, much more can be done to prevent or retard them than is generally supposed, and some methods for this end which have been gained by observation or experience will be presented. Cited from American Woman's Home, by C.Beecher & H.B.Stowe#3