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  • It would retard the commercial development of the east.
  • He was much against this at first, as it would retard his voyage, now we were going so smoothly before the wind. Cited from Life And Adventures Of Peter Wilkins, Vol. I. (of II.), Robert Paltock
  • He would have sent for a constable at once, had he not feared that by doing so he would retard his journey. Cited from The Claverings, by Anthony Trollope
  • Donald told George he must not think of going back with the rescuing party, as his weakness would retard its progress. Cited from The Lure of the Labrador Wild, by Dillon Wallace
  • Occasionally he would retard the tempo in a crescendo, which produced a very beautiful and striking effect. Cited from Beethoven: The Man And The Artist/Kerst & Krehbiel
  • It may be said that to refuse to indorse would retard trade. Cited from Woman: Man's Equal, by Thomas Webster
  • This same care for the dialog would retard its production; and critical revision would enforce still further delay. Cited from The Autobiography of a Play, by Bronson Howard
  • It would worry her, and that would retard her recovery. Cited from Grace Harlowe's Problem, by Jessie Graham Flower
  • If he were permitted to father a race, his progeny would develop murderous characteristics that would retard the type for generations. Cited from The Eugenic Marriage, Volume I (of IV), by W. Grant Hague
  • I found I was not yet free; and was much vexed, being apprehensive it would retard my arrival at the long-desired home. Cited from My Ten Years' Imprisonment by Silvio Pellico
  • 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
  • I learned at Barbula, that this excursion would retard our arrival at the Orinoco thirty-five days. Cited from Equinoctial Regions of America V2,von Humboldt
  • Ours they will certainly be if we but try for them; and what is a comfort, we are shut out from many temptations that would retard our pursuit. Cited from The Vicar of Wakefield, by Oliver Goldsmith
  • My companion was loud in his complaints against the revolters, who, he said, would retard the progress of liberty half a century by their rashness. Cited from A Residence in France, by J. Fenimore Cooper
  • And now the wounded men gave them new trouble, since to take them with them would retard their flight, and if they should leave them, they might serve as guides to the enemy by their cries. Cited from Plutarch's Lives, A. H. Clough,
  • Realising that the lack of roads would retard the agricultural development of the Colony, Capt.
  • "You have been Lord Southerton for the last six weeks, but we feared that it would retard your recovery if you were to learn it." Cited from Tales of Terror & Mystery, Arthur Conan Doyle
  • So, to-day, I fear that there are savage elements in our civilization which hear the advancing tread of the negro and would retard his coming. Cited from Iola Leroy, by Frances E.W. Harper
  • He resolved to have no further communication with Captain Bodine, and not to do anything which, if it came to his father's knowledge, would retard his recovery. Cited from The Earth Trembled, by E.P. Roe
  • During the days when she was convalescing, but still too weak to leave her bed, her impatience to get to her brother was so great, that the doctor feared it would retard her recovery. Cited from Lewie, by Cousin Cicely
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