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Sample sentences for the GRE study word impede

impede can be used as a verb

1.In the van, on all fours, is Great Big Little Panther, a brave of so many scalps that in his present position they somewhat impede his progress. - from Peter Pan by James M. Barrie
2.As to there being any quantity of snow fallen or likely to fall to impede their return, that was a mere joke he was afraid they would find no difficulty. - from Emma by Jane Austen
3.A book of the various forms of the obstacles which impede the course of waters. - from The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Complete by Leonardo Da Vinci
4._V._ In the inorganic life, as well as in the inorganic matter generally, there is nothing to impede the action of one simple _unique_ law--the Divine Volition. - from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
5.They are represented as lovely maidens with short tunics, which, reaching only to the knee, do not impede their swift and graceful movements in the exercise of the chase. - from Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. Berens
6.They attached the line with which they had been snubbing the boat to Buck's neck and shoulders, being careful that it should neither strangle him nor impede his swimming, and launched him into the stream. - from The Call of the Wild by Jack London
7."Then, at the back," said Wemmick, "out of sight, so as not to impede the idea of fortifications,--for it's a principle with me, if you have an idea, carry it out and keep it up,--I don't know whether that's your opinion--. - from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
8.But shadow is a more powerful agent than light, for it can impede and entirely deprive bodies of their light, while light can never entirely expel shadow from a body, that is from an opaque body. - from The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Complete by Leonardo Da Vinci
9.All that impedes thee from the golden round. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
10.Farther back within the domain, the vision is impeded by an impenetrable screen of foliage. - from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
11.I felt nothing yet dreaded to move a step, lest I should be impeded by the walls of a tomb. - from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
12.Abook of the course of water when it is impeded in various places. - from The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Complete by Leonardo Da Vinci
13.Hatred, by a gradual and quiet process, will even be transformed to love, unless the change be impeded by a continually new irritation of the original feeling of hostility. - from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
14.Wrapped up in a shawl, I still carried the unknown little child I might not lay it down anywhere, however tired were my arms--however much its weight impeded my progress, I must retain it. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
15.I found the water was sufficiently shallow for me to wade securely, although the red weed impeded my feet a little but the flood evidently got deeper towards the river, and I turned back to Mortlake. - from The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
16.In his eagerness to open the door for her he upset his chair, and with some confusion, that was actually youthful, he almost impeded her movements in the hall, and knocked his broad-brimmed Panama hat from his bowing hand in a final gallant sweep. - from The Best American Humorous Short Stories by Various
17.Napoleon, too, carried away his own personal tresor, but on seeing the baggage trains that impeded the army, he was Thiers says horror-struck. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

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