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  • n. Plural form of hobble.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of hobble.


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  • The hobbles were a simple loop-and-toggle arrangement of braided leather, easy enough to undo if you had thumbs.

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  • For example, I wanted 'hobbles' to sound like the slightly off-balance gait of a shambling, restricted walk.

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  • If we don't get some kind of hobbles on that girl,

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  • "hobbles," {1} advanced by a series of jumps -- a mode of progression which greatly alarmed the sensitive nerves of my mare, causing her to plunge and pull in a way which gave me some trouble to hold her.

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  • "hobbles" Sheldon by breaking his ankles in a manner that can only be described as gruesome. Home Page

  • It also hobbles the capacity of the government to respond to the jobs and growth crisis.

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  • He hobbles off to the changing rooms, though Twente don't bother substituting him.

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  • Leaving the truck running, Toby hobbles out and strolls serpentine across the street, ducks into the garage.


  • What truly hobbles government effectiveness is a lack of performance incentives for government employees and their managers.

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  • This violence colors the way we gobble up resources; it hobbles our capacity for creativity and clear judgment; it tears at the fabric of our relationships.

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