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

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The hamper containing six fowls and a young pig was no light weight; it was taken down hill, unsteadily, with jerks.
At last the hamper was bumped down upon a kitchen floor, the lid was opened, and Pigling was lifted out.
He pushed the hamper into a corner, threw a sack over it to keep the hens quiet, put a pot on the fire, and unlaced his boots.
The fat boy rose, opened his eyes, swallowed the huge piece of pie he had been in the act of masticating when he last fell asleep, and slowly obeyed his master's orders--gloating languidly over the remains of the feast, as he removed the plates, and deposited them in the hamper. The fresh bottle was produced, and speedily emptied: the hamper was made fast in its old place--the fat boy once more mounted the box--the spectacles and pocket- glass were again adjusted--and the evolutions of the military recommenced.
He placed them all on the round deal table which stood against his large arm-chair in the chimney-corner, with Vixen's hamper on one side of it and a window-shelf with a few books piled up in it on the other.
He brought out of the pantry a dish of scraps, which Vixen at once fixed her eyes on, and jumped out of her hamper to lick up with the utmost dispatch.
But towards the close, the raps became so sharp and frequent, and his voice so quarrelsome, that Vixen felt it incumbent on her to jump out of the hamper and bark vaguely.
The packing was done at 12.50; and Harris sat on the big hamper, and said he hoped nothing would be found broken.
We got a big Gladstone for the clothes, and a couple of hampers for the victuals and the cooking utensils.
It got shut up finally at 10.5 p.m., and then there remained the hampers to do.
These whales I have known so large, that a man could hardly carry one upon his shoulders; and sometimes, for curiosity, they are brought in hampers to Lorbrulgrud; I saw one of them in a dish at the king's table, which passed for a rarity, but I did not observe he was fond of it; for I think, indeed, the bigness disgusted him, although I have seen one somewhat larger in Greenland.
They were astonished at such a prohibition, and were exceedingly galled by the tone and manner assumed by the clerks and retainers of the Northwest Company, who ruffled about in that swelling and braggart style which grows up among these heroes of the wilderness; they, in fact, considered themselves lords of the ascendant and regarded the hampered and harassed Astorians as a conquered people.
In the dusk this place was shadowy, and the view was hampered by the clustering trunks.
But in these great endeavors we are gravely hampered by the political institutions of today.
And of all the excited performers-elect none was so excited as Anne Shirley, who threw herself into the undertaking heart and soul, hampered as she was by Marilla's disapproval.