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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of hobble.


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  • In spite of my previous railing on project management, I do understand that they are hobbled from the get-go in the environment we work in.

    Lack of Discipline = Slaughter of the Innocents - NASA Watch 2008

  • The carrier also sorely needs to distance itself from the US Airways moniker, a name hobbled by two bankruptcies, bad service and lost bags.

    Mark Tatge On Airline TransportationSneak Peek: Mark Tatge On Airline Transportation 2006

  • He wasted no more time with words, but ran towards the hollow where his steed had been hobbled, that is, the two front legs tied together so as to admit of moderate freedom without the risk of desertion.

    The Prairie Chief 1859

  • The horses were now hobbled, that is to say, their fore legs were fettered with cords or leathern straps, so as to impede their movements, and prevent their wandering from the camp.

    A Tour on the Prairies. 1835

  • At the end, the left wins a kind of hobbled, partial victory.

    Fever Dreams of Your FBI Rush, Norman 2009

  • After that I just kind of hobbled around and read by the pool.

    Archive 2008-08-01 Gina 2008

  • Without trust in the ratings and the bankers and the process, the market is hobbled which is why the federal govt. and the Fed have to be involved and do something.

    Should Congress pass the bailout plan? 2008

  • After that I just kind of hobbled around and read by the pool.

    Adventures in Bolivia Gina 2008

  • She would have ridden by with just a nod and smile; but, at sight of her, he "hobbled" down the steps and came hurriedly out to speak, whereupon Mrs. Sanders, who knew much better, followed to "help him," as she said.

    An Apache Princess A Tale of the Indian Frontier Charles King 1888

  • A halt at the pickets, and we rode on around the right flank among rude huts, rare tents, rows of spancelled horses, -- we call it "hobbled" nowadays, -- and so at last to a group of tents, the headquarters of the small cavalry division.

    Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker 1871


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