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obstruct
 v.  stop; impede; shut out from view
Classic Sentence: (22 in 2 pages)
1  Once there appeared a strange optical effect: when he stood between me and the flame he did not obstruct it, for I could see its ghostly flicker all the same.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER I
2  Occasionally he rose and walked about the battery still with that same smile, trying not to obstruct the soldiers who were loading, hauling the guns, and continually running past him with bags and charges.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXXI
3  For the greatness of the undertaking quickly daunts them, and so obstructs their advance they break down at the very outset.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER LV.
4  It was not easy to get to Cayenne; they knew vaguely in which direction to go, but rivers, precipices, robbers, savages, obstructed them all the way.
Candide By Voltaire
Context  Highlight   In XVII
5  Nothing in this garden obstructed the sacred effort of things towards life; venerable growth reigned there among them.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER III—FOLIIS AC FRONDIBUS
6  At the moment when the soldier was sighting Marius, a hand was laid on the muzzle of the gun and obstructed it.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 14: CHAPTER IV—THE BARREL OF POWDER
7  The being who obstructed his destiny was disappearing.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 15: CHAPTER III—WHILE COSETTE AND TOUSSAINT ARE ASLEEP
8  If he were to reach another outlet, he would find it obstructed by a plug or a grating.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VII—ONE SOMETIMES RUNS AGROUND WHEN ONE FANCIES T...
9  The road was so obstructed with carts that it was impossible to get by in a carriage.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XIII
10  The infantry passing before him came to a halt without any command being given, apparently obstructed by something in front.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XV
11  I was like a wild beast that had broken the toils, destroying the objects that obstructed me and ranging through the wood with a stag-like swiftness.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 16
12  My sun-bonnet obstructed the view.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In VII
13  High above this to the right, and much nearer thitherward than the Quiet Woman Inn, the blurred contour of Rainbarrow obstructed the sky.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: 6 The Figure against the Sky
14  But as in carrying them into effect they become revealed and known, they are at once obstructed by those men whom he has around him, and he, being pliant, is diverted from them.
The Prince By Niccolo Machiavelli
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIII — HOW FLATTERERS SHOULD BE AVOIDED
15  Half-way up the slope Mattie stumbled against some unseen obstruction and clutched his sleeve to steady herself.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In II
Example Sentence:
1  The trees obstruct my view of the mountains.
2  First check that the accident victim doesn't have an obstructed airway.
3  The pillar obstructed our view of the stage.
4  Tall trees obstructed his view of the road.
5  He was arrested for obstruction of a police officer in the execution of his duty.
6  Police can remove a vehicle that is causing an obstruction.
7  She had to have surgery to remove an obstruction from her throat.
8  But if there had been no stony obstruction there the labor would have been useless still, for if the beam had been wholly cut away Injun Joe could not have squeezed his body under the door, and he knew it.