OBSTACLE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of OBSTACLE
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obstacle
 n.  one that opposes, stands in the way of, or holds up progress
Example Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  We assume that competent doctors emerge at the end of an obstacle course of traditional examinations based on facts.
2  The attitude of the unions is a serious obstacle.
3  Fear of change is an obstacle to progress.
4  Most competition cars will only roll over if they hit an obstacle.
5  The release of prisoners remains an obstacle in the path of a peace agreement.
6  With that, the main obstacle to Russian admission would instantly disappear.
7  The leaving of her mother will remove the last obstacle to their marriage.
8  I am not a slave, I am not a captive, and by energy I can overcome the greater obstacles.
9  When it comes to dealing with daily obstacles, people have a tendency toward catastrophizing.
10  If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere.
11  The game had a single inviolable rule: obstacles were to be overcome, not circumvented.
12  If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead you anywhere spectacular.
13  The wheel is designed with obstacles in the ball's path to randomise its movement.
14  Currency-conversion costs remain one of the biggest obstacles to cross-border trade.
15  Faced by almost insurmountable obstacles, the members of the underground maintained their courage and will to resist.
Classic Sentence: (63 in 5 pages)
1  In her impatience she endeavoured to pass this obstacle by pushing her horse into what appeared to be a gap.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER II. THE FLOWER OF UTAH
2  They encountered an obstacle evidently; a rock.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 3
3  An obstacle occurred to this his favourite project, in the mutual attachment of his ward and his son and hence the original cause of the banishment of Wilfred from the house of his father.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
4  I am not romantic fool enough to further the fortune, or avert the fate, of one who is likely to be a successful obstacle between me and my wishes.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
5  There was a still greater obstacle in Oliver's youth and childishness.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
6  His instinct was to regard her as a conspirator against rather than as an antecedent obstacle to Thomasin's happiness.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 9 Love Leads a Shrewd Man into Strategy
7  Feeling about for the obstacle which had flung him down, he discovered that two tufts of heath had been tied together across the path, forming a loop, which to a traveller was certain overthrow.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 4 Rough Coercion Is Employed
8  The money which my mother had left was enough for all our wants, and there seemed to be no obstacle to our happiness.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SPECKLED BAND
9  You do not imagine that if I were the pursuer I should allow myself to be baffled by so slight an obstacle.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. The Adventure of The Final Problem
10  Corinthe created an obstacle, the Rue Mondetour was easily barricaded on the right and the left, no attack was possible except from the Rue Saint-Denis, that is to say, in front, and in full sight.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER III—NIGHT BEGINS TO DESCEND UPON GRANTAIRE
11  Proceeding from circuit to circuit, he reached a lane which he judged to be the Rue de la Poterie; near the middle of this street, he came in contact with an obstacle.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 13: CHAPTER I—FROM THE RUE PLUMET TO THE QUARTIER SAINT-DENIS
12  After all, he saw no obstacle to their happy life resuming its course.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 15: CHAPTER I—A DRINKER IS A BABBLER
13  Everything presented an obstacle, everything raised a question.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER III—BRUNESEAU
14  The density, which was his support, was also an obstacle.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VI—THE FONTIS
15  A weak obstacle is sometimes sufficient to overthrow a great design.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 1 THE THREE PRESENTS OF D'ARTAGNAN THE ELDER