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- n. Retardation; the act of retarding or delaying.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of retarding; retardation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of retarding; a retardation; delay.
Another retardment, arising from a different cause, frequently takes place in the trumpet-parts; it is when they contain a quick flow of passages such as this: --
This retardment, multiplied by the number of strokes which follow the first one, soon produces -- as may be imagined -- a rhythmical discrepancy of the most fatal effect.
The great VERULAM profoundly felt the retardment of his fame; for he has pathetically expressed this sentiment in his testament, where he bequeaths his name to posterity, AFTER SOME GENERATIONS SHALL BE past.
We stood in no need of refreshments, if I had been sure of meeting with them there; and having already been so unexpectedly delayed in my progress to the Society Islands, I was desirous of avoiding every possibility of farther retardment.
Nevertheless, it is not the desert of your bodies, for they are often a great impediment and retardment to the spirit, and lodge the enemy within their walls, when he is chased out of the mind by the law of the
And then the flesh, as it is the greatest retardment in good, it is the greatest incitement to evil, it is a bosom enemy, that betrays us to Satan, it is near us and connatural to us.
And when he saw that all the dogs were flocking about her, yarring at the retardment of their access to her, and every way keeping such a coil with her as they are wont to do about a proud or salt bitch, he forthwith departed from thence, and went to call
• II* When battalions afiemblc in titie of conrTguoui clofe columns, they fhould be fo pkccd thai no croffing or retardment of the aftcr-fnarch may be
The entry into loch Crinan is wide, and would admit of vefsels sailing out of it almost with any wind j and vefsels going southward cr northward with a fair wind, would not suffer any retardment by being obliged to alter th'iir course.
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But to remove alt doubt, that this Inequality Is caufed by the retardment of the Light, he demonftrates, that It cannot come from any