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 Meanings and Examples of OBSTRUCTION
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obstruction
 n.  a thing that prevents passage or progress; an obstacle or blockage
Classic Sentence: (22 in 2 pages)
1  Half-way up the slope Mattie stumbled against some unseen obstruction and clutched his sleeve to steady herself.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In II
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.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 22
3  The youth's friend went over the obstruction in a tumbling heap and sprang at the flag as a panther at prey.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 23
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.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter II
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.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
6  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
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER LV.
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.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In XVII
8  Nothing in this garden obstructed the sacred effort of things towards life; venerable growth reigned there among them.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER III—FOLIIS AC FRONDIBUS
9  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
Get Context   In BOOK 14: CHAPTER IV—THE BARREL OF POWDER
10  The being who obstructed his destiny was disappearing.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 15: CHAPTER III—WHILE COSETTE AND TOUSSAINT ARE ASLEEP
11  If he were to reach another outlet, he would find it obstructed by a plug or a grating.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VII—ONE SOMETIMES RUNS AGROUND WHEN ONE FANCIES T...
12  The road was so obstructed with carts that it was impossible to get by in a carriage.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XIII
13  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
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XV
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.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 16
15  My sun-bonnet obstructed the view.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In VII
Example Sentence:
1  He was arrested for obstruction of a police officer in the execution of his duty.
2  Police can remove a vehicle that is causing an obstruction.
3  She had to have surgery to remove an obstruction from her throat.
4  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.
5  First check that the accident victim doesn't have an obstructed airway.
6  The pillar obstructed our view of the stage.
7  Tall trees obstructed his view of the road.
8  The trees obstruct my view of the mountains.