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stumbling-block

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Any cause of stumbling, perplexity, or error.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun idiomatic Alternative spelling of stumbling block.

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

  • noun any obstacle or impediment

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Examples

  • One stumbling-block for authentication has been Hulu.

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  • The existence of evil is then a terrible stumbling-block to the Theist.

    Evil thoughts for a Sunday morning

  • 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.

    Matthew Yglesias » Senate “What Ifs”

  • The existence of evil is then a terrible stumbling-block to the Theist.

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  • To the few this is as clear as daylight, and beautifully suggestive, but to many it is evidently a stumbling-block.

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  • 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.

    Sealing Their Fate

  • If this novel has a stumbling-block, though, it's in its use of the third person.

    The Little Professor:

  • If this novel has a stumbling-block, though, it's in its use of the third person.

    Wolf Hall

  • To the few this is as clear as daylight, and beautifully suggestive, but to many it is evidently a stumbling-block.

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  • 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 ....

    David Bromwich: Would It Be Torture If It Was Done to You?

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