obstacle


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something immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted

an obstruction that stands in the way (and must be removed or surmounted or circumvented)

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There remained only one obstacle, the most difficult; if he could cross it ahead of the others he would come in first.
he heard shouts from a knot of men--he knew they were his friends in the regiment--who were standing at the obstacle.
The next two obstacles, the water course and the barrier, were easily crossed, but Vronsky began to hear the snorting and thud of Gladiator closer upon him.
I used to envy the white boy who had no obstacles placed in the way of his becoming a Congressman, Governor, Bishop, or President by reason of the accident of his birth or race.
I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.
But how many writers have noticed those other incomprehensible persons, members of families innocent for generations past of practicing Art or caring for Art, who have notwithstanding displayed from their earliest years the irresistible desire to cultivate poetry, painting, or music; who have surmounted obstacles, and endured disappointments, in the single-hearted resolution to devote their lives to an intellectual pursuit--being absolutely without the capacity which proves the vocation, and justifies the sacrifice.
He who can be proud of his enemies, who can be grateful to them for the obstacles they have put in his way; he who can regard his worst calamity as but the extra strain on the bow of his life, which is to send the arrow of his longing even further than he could have hoped;--this man knows no revenge, neither does he know despair, he truly has found redemption and can turn on the worst in his life and even in himself, and call it his best (see Notes on Chapter LVII.
The outdoor obstacle course series created for women, by women will host five events in the US and Canada next year, inviting women from all athletic backgrounds to join the fun and celebrate their strengths.
The obstacle course took participants past the Wales |Millennium Centre
The Obstacle Rush saw participants complete a 5km course at the racetrack, all while being splashed with paint powder.
And they range from the tricky to the extremely challenging, evenly spread out over the course, meaning a bit of a stopstart run to get past each obstacle.
This article focuses on these five principles and the ways a successful engineer planner can use obstacle employment planning to mitigate the loss of obstacle capabilities.
Now in its seventh season, the Major Series welcomed runners of all abilities to take on over 20 of the Major's famous obstacles, which included electric jumps, freezing ice crawls, the spider's web and a brand new obstacle, the Cav's Clamber, an 8ft high cargo net climb.
8220;Blending fun, activity, and teamwork, obstacle racing has grown significantly over the past five years,” noted Melissa Rodriguez, developer of Obstacle Race World.
All-New Obstacles Redefine the On-Course Experience Tough Mudder's entire obstacle menu has been revamped for 2015.