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  • n. obstructer

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as obstructer.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who systematically obstructs some action that others want to take
  • n. any structure that makes progress difficult


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  • Lately, Chuck Grassley has been labeled the lead GOP obstructor on the Senate Finance Committee and is flip-flopping on positions every time the right-wing party leadership tells him to jump.

    Opposition to the Public Option by Republican Chuck Grassley May End His Political Career

  • Satans, though rarely mentioned in the Old Testament are generally portrayed as obedient servants or sons of God who perform specific duties of strategic obstruction The Hebrew root of the word satan is STN, which defines an opposer, adversary, or an accuser, whereas the Greek equivalent was “Diabolos” from which derive the words diabolical and devil., again meaning no more than obstructor or slanderer.

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  • Reno's boss, a perjurer, suborner of perjury, obstructor of justice (when is that disbarment hearing?), set the stage for government violence against Elian's relatives.

    Compassionate Liberalism

  • No, not our leading Iraq liar and schemer, congressional inquiry obstructor, "energy policy" conspirator, no-bid-contract "coordinator," and duck-hunter extraordinaire -- not Cheney, of course, but Al Gore.

    Jack Huberman: Who's Screwing America -- Battle of the 100 Lists

  • This commutation of a liar and an obstructor of justice will go down in the annals of American shame.

    Outrage: Bush Commutes Libby Sentance

  • Will we ever learn the truth, or has a certain justice obstructor made that all but impossible?

    Think Progress » Cheney gets heckled at speech,

  • BLITZER: Because I-- because, yesterday, when I spoke to Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein, she -- she basically says, you're -- this is obstructor-ism.

    CNN Transcript Feb 5, 2007

  • I never said I would fire a perjurer or an obstructor.

    Firedoglake » Yeah I Got Your Spin Right Here

  • He had to contend against treachery, desertion and want, but rose above all these obstacles, and proved himself the most powerful obstructor that the British columns had to encounter in South

    In the Shadow of Death

  • The usual obstructor soon uses up all his own material and then sends pages of irrelevant matter to the desk for the clerk to read, or he reads himself from the pages of the Record, or from books, but Carter stuck to his text.

    My Memories of Eighty Years


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