hamper

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Synonyms for hamper

Synonyms for hamper

Synonyms for hamper

a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)

prevent the progress or free movement of

put at a disadvantage

References in classic literature ?
No, dear; your mother may take quite a long drive now that she is not hampered with me.
Arthur, luckier than Mr Shute, was not hampered by a too small silk hat.
Philip said it would be very jolly, but the prospect aroused no enthusiasm in him; he was looking forward to a wonderful life in London, and he preferred not to be hampered.
Meanwhile, the constable, fainting as he was, drew Stutely downward, and the others, seeing the yeoman hampered so, rushed upon him again, and one smote him a blow upon the crown so that the blood ran down his face and blinded him.
But in these great endeavors we are gravely hampered by the political institutions of today.
His determination to know, while it gave meaning to their talk, hampered her; he seemed to press further and further, and made it appear so important.
It is a little too hard on me to expect that my course in life is to be hampered by prejudices which I think ridiculous.
She moved as one in the throes of some hideous nightmare--slowly, painfully, as though each limb was hampered by a great weight, or as she were dragging her body through a viscous fluid.
Ninaka was panic-stricken, since he knew that hampered as he was by the heavy chest he could neither fight nor run to advantage.