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  • verb Present participle of hamper.


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  • One hint could have been that his nomination brought immediate praise from both industry groups and Congressional republicans) and the topper of them all Bush sicophant Stephen Johnson (who famously sided with Buah and big industry in hampering states from enforcing higher greenhouse emmision standards and stifling his own Depts requests and reports on environmental problems).

    Think Progress » ThinkFast: January 8, 2010 2010

  • "I sort of pulled something off the back of my leg in the second quarter and it was kind of hampering me throughout the game," he said. 2003

  • That's kind of hampering visibility just a little, but so far the last 30 minutes or so the rain seems to be holding off.

    CNN Transcript May 26, 2002 2002

  • Meanwhile, three journalists arrested Tuesday while reporting on the strike and detained overnight for allegedly "hampering" police were released without charge, their lawyer said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing 2001

  • He warned if roads were not fixed it could have other serious economic implications such as hampering the tourist industry.

    ANC Daily News Briefing 1998

  • "Seventy percent of jurisdictions do not set target dates for planning reviews," Ms. Golub said, adding that "timelines for project approvals and building reviews are indefinite and variable," hampering "even the most well-designed projects."

    NYT > Home Page By MARCELLE S. FISCHLER 2011

  • An NIE spokeswoman said the snow and traffic collisions were "hampering" efforts to restore power to customers. - Frontpage RSS Feed 2010

  • California residence, and a restraining order to make sure she stays away after a doctor claimed her presence was "hampering" the actor's prostate cancer care.

    News Channel 9: Local News 2010

  • Flooded roads and bridges were "hampering" the arrival of goods and aid.


  • Pressure was growing from some leading Labour figures for Mr Brown to step down as party leader as he was "hampering" chances of reaching a deal with the Lib Dems. news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph 2010


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