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 Meanings and Examples of BARRIER
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barrier
 n.  obstacle; structure built to bar passage; boundary or limit
Classic Sentence: (80 in 6 pages)
1  As soon as they reached the first barrier, Cacambo told the advanced guard that a captain wanted to speak with my lord the Commandant.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In XIV
2  Candide and his valet had got beyond the barrier, before it was known in the camp that the German Jesuit was dead.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In XVI
3  After leaving the asses there was a fresh delight; they crossed the Seine in a boat, and proceeding from Passy on foot they reached the barrier of l'Etoile.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER IV—THOLOMYES IS SO MERRY THAT HE SINGS A SPANISH ...
4  When they had passed the barrier, the coachman tried to enter into conversation, but the traveller only replied in monosyllables.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VI—WHICH POSSIBLY PROVES BOULATRUELLE'S INTELLIGE...
5  This barrier itself evoked gloomy fancies in the mind.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—MASTER GORBEAU
6  It seemed as though it might be possible to pierce this worm-eaten barrier.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER IV—THE GROPINGS OF FLIGHT
7  There he encountered a barrier of black shutters, re-enforced and fortified with transverse beams of wood painted a gingerbread yellow.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER I—NUMBER 62 RUE PETIT-PICPUS
8  A couple of steps from the barrier, a quarter of an hour from here.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER VII—IN WHICH WILL BE FOUND THE ORIGIN OF THE SAYI...
9  They passed the Vaugirard barrier in the simplest manner in the world.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER VII—IN WHICH WILL BE FOUND THE ORIGIN OF THE SAYI...
10  Marius slowly ascended the boulevard towards the barrier, in order to reach the Rue Saint-Jacques.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER II—TREASURE TROVE
11  All at once, Bossuet caught sight of Marius coming up the street towards the barrier with a peculiar air.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER XV—JONDRETTE MAKES HIS PURCHASES
12  Somewhere, outside the barrier, there is a trap harnessed to two very good horses.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER XX—THE TRAP
13  This procession was so long that when the first vehicle reached the barrier, the last was barely debauching from the boulevard.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VIII—THE CHAIN-GANG
14  Marius was conscious of a barrier, Cosette's innocence; and Cosette of a support, Marius' loyalty.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER I—FULL LIGHT
15  He climbed over the stones and found himself on the other side of the barrier.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 13: CHAPTER I—FROM THE RUE PLUMET TO THE QUARTIER SAINT-DENIS
Example Sentence: (24 in 2 pages)
1  The police put a barrier across the road to stop the traffic.
2  No matter what a woman tries to do to improve her situation, there is some barrier or attitude to keep her down.
3  England's World Cup hero is determined to play through the pain barrier.
4  The Sahara Desert is a natural barrier between North and Central Africa.
5  The packaging must provide an effective barrier to prevent contamination of the product.
6  The barrier absorbed the main impact of the crash.
7  Lack of confidence is the biggest barrier to investment in the region.
8  Problems with childcare remain the biggest barrier to women succeeding at work.
9  The car crashed into the safety barrier and burst into flames.
10  Sections of the barrier were brought to the inquest and forensic scientist David Price said it hadn't been welded together properly.
11  They put up a barrier to divide the women's section off from the men's.
12  Study says police must undo community distrust, which it calls a barrier to outreach.
13  The blur is a visible condensation cloud that often occurs close to the speed of the sound barrier.
14  This brings me to the issue of organized labor in South Africa, which has been described as inflexible and a barrier to investment in some quarters.
15  The work, funded by the European Union, is aimed at finding out exactly how the Lagoon functions before the construction of a Thames-style barrier of steel gates.