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- n. Alternative spelling of stumbling block.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any cause of stumbling, perplexity, or error.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any cause of stumbling or failing; that which presents itself as a difficulty in one's way; a hindrance or obstruction, physically or morally; an offense or temptation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any obstacle or impediment
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This movement draws its main support from conservatives in Western Canada; by ‘Effective’ they mean giving it the power to act as a stumbling-block to the House of Commons.
The existence of evil is then a terrible stumbling-block to the Theist.
One stumbling-block for authentication has been Hulu.
If this novel has a stumbling-block, though, it's in its use of the third person.
To the few this is as clear as daylight, and beautifully suggestive, but to many it is evidently a stumbling-block.
Reasoning that British and American aid to the Chinese was the main stumbling-block to their success, the Japanese sought to block the supply by occupying Indochina.
The real stumbling-block of totalitarian regimes is not the spiritual need of men for freedom of thought; it is men's inability to stand the physical and nervous strain of a permanent state of excitement ....
This stumbling-block is of two kinds, completely distinct.
Replied Abu al-Hasan, O my brother, I meant thee naught but good; but I feared to tell thee this, lest such transport should betide thee as might hinder thee from foregathering with her, and be a stumbling-block between thee and her.
Pre-Adamite316 races and dynasties of the Moslems remove a great stumbling-block and square with the anthropological views of the present day.