1 Half-way up the slope Mattie stumbled against some unseen obstruction and clutched his sleeve to steady herself.
2 Again, he saw a blue wave dash with such thunderous force against a gray obstruction that it seemed to clear the earth of it and leave nothing but trampled sod.
3 The youth's friend went over the obstruction in a tumbling heap and sprang at the flag as a panther at prey.
4 My sister, Mrs. Joe, throwing the door wide open, and finding an obstruction behind it, immediately divined the cause, and applied Tickler to its further investigation.
5 The towering flames had now surmounted every obstruction, and rose to the evening skies one huge and burning beacon, seen far and wide through the adjacent country.
6 For the greatness of the undertaking quickly daunts them, and so obstructs their advance they break down at the very outset.
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7 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.
8 Nothing in this garden obstructed the sacred effort of things towards life; venerable growth reigned there among them.
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9 At the moment when the soldier was sighting Marius, a hand was laid on the muzzle of the gun and obstructed it.
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10 The being who obstructed his destiny was disappearing.
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11 If he were to reach another outlet, he would find it obstructed by a plug or a grating.
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12 The road was so obstructed with carts that it was impossible to get by in a carriage.
13 The infantry passing before him came to a halt without any command being given, apparently obstructed by something in front.
14 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.
15 My sun-bonnet obstructed the view.