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Hamper in a Sentence

Examples of hamper in a sentence

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Below you will find the definition of hamper, followed by 38 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.


hamper(hămˈpər)

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

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EXAMPLES - Hamper in a Sentence

  1. The protest did not seem to hamper the sale, either. (source)
  2. The winner of the chai hamper is none other than Cathy! (source)
  3. "My brother Will used to call a hamper a cargo," said Aspinall. (source)
  4. A big yellow picnic hamper sat square in the middle of the checkered cloth. (source)
  5. 9:24 - I also use the word "hamper" in that context, so I guess I'm in it too. (source)
  6. Daniels makes clear that he doesn't think that having held back would hamper him. (source)
  7. Ten square miles of playground, with nothing to hamper us but the crops and automachinery. (source)
  8. Except for my husband, who apparently has no clue what a clothes hamper is and what it is used for. (source)
  9. At midday the Christmas "hamper" was opened, and it was not long before the only sign of the plum-pudding was the tin. (source)
  10. We had a built-in hamper/linen closet thing in the old master bath which shared a wall with the bedroom it was attached to. (source)
  11. The irony is that this belief in "free" could actually hamper a free discourse, by forcing indie filmmakers to close up shop. (source)
  12. There is also a risk that the failure to implement consolidation where necessary would undermine confidence and hamper growth. (source)
  13. Boy, that is extremely disturbing, and you are the guy that can tell us what sort of weather might kind of hamper the flu for all of us. (source)
  14. Well they're here, in this delightfully retro wicker hamper which is packed with such classics as Sherbet Fountains, Fruit Salads, Dib Dabs, (source)
  15. Police did not immediately identify the maintenance man or the invader, saying that doing so might hamper their ability to catch the other suspects. (source)
  16. Myra may dress like a rock star and party until dawn, but when she comes home the rock star outfit gets folded in the hamper and washed the next day. (source)
  17. My pram was at the steps; I took Sixpence down and put her in the stern sheets with the hamper, took the sculls, and set out towards Runagate in the next berth. (source)
  18. Not only are bankers once again pulling down nauseatingly huge bonuses, they are currently testifying to Congress that regulation will hamper financial innovation. (source)
  19. We finished breakfast and collected all their gear together with a hamper of our own containing lunch, packed everything into the Bentley, and set off for the yard. (source)
  20. My hamper is a canvas laundry bag hung from a gorgeous wrought-iron frame, so easy to transport, whether to the basement or up the street in various apartment situations. (source)
  21. Sri Lankan and foreign journalists were kept away from the battlefield, for their safety according to the army, but above all so as not to "hamper" the military offensive. (source)
  22. Paul Watson and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) have engaged the Japanese fleet using non-violent methods to hamper their ability to conduct whaling activities. (source)
  23. At the CBI, Barclays president Bob Diamond issued a stark warning that Government policies to tax and restructure the banks would "hamper" their ability to help the recovery. (source)
  24. "I was greeted at the door by an elegant, petite Asian woman in a Viking helmet who directed me to my seat and then climbed into a kind of hamper for much of the rest of the evening." (source)
  25. The mat-like figure, which is probably a determinative, shows that it refers to the sack, bag, or kind of hamper which the women figured below bear on the back, filled with corn, bones, etc. (source)
  26. These require no thought between bed and class, but at least make one look presentable enough so as not to appear like the bottom of a hamper was the origins of the outfit. not ridiculous winter clothes (source)
  27. Morgan Chase's Chief Financial Officer Doug Braunstein told investors the bank expects low interest rates to continue to hamper its corporate segment, as it will pare its balance sheet in the coming year. (source)
  28. Earlier in the day, Chief Financial Officer Doug Braunstein told investors that the bank expects low interest rates to continue to hamper its corporate segment, as it will pare its balance sheet in the coming year. (source)
  29. The high court had rejected the contention of the apex court that bringing the CJI's office within the RTI Act would "hamper" judicial independence and said higher judiciary should not shy away from the transparency law. (source)
  30. In a lengthy post script dated July 9th, Carter encloses bill s of lading, complains of Stark's holding his tobacco too long before selling it, relates a misunderstanding over a "hamper" of claret, and orders some burgundy and champagne. (source)
  31. She was seated at the keyboard, playing the last bars of a waltz, tra-la-ing gaily and swaying her shoulders to the music; they were the colour of old ivory, flaunting them-selves from a silvery-white dress which clung to her top hamper in desperation. (source)
  32. I have more of Falconsbane's memories,: he replied, and then, with pardonable pride, added,: and I have been convincing Falconsbane that the defects and faults in his thinking that I cause by accident are truly caused by Ancar, deliberately, to hamper him. (source)
  33. Somewhere in the cellars of Downing Street a post-election celebratory hamper from the designer Kelly Hoppen sits unopened, as does a rug from the prime minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, ties from Silvio Berlusconi and tennis rackets and wine from Nicolas Sarkozy. (source)
  34. I was bellowing with rage and funk, throwing up my left elbow to hamper his axe-hand; strong as he may have been, he was no match for Flash in brute coward strength, and I bore him back in a great staggering run and with one almighty heave pitched him headlong into the fire. (source)
  35. FEYERICK: And that's going to hamper some rescue operations, obviously, because a lot of people that are going to be flying in, whether they're getting private planes or they were intending to take charter planes, clearly, the flow of people in and out of that country, they're going to have to find other ways to get there. (source)
  36. Met police 'hamper' planned protests against Tony Blair timtech @FrankStrovel tonight is Conan's last show before leaving NBC all the protests and demonstrations failed this is why people are so apathetic web2marketer Yvette Lissman The human mind, the human spirit, and The Divine within, can not be banned, blocked, or stopped. (source)
  37. The trade hub admits that "in order to fully take advantage of AGOA, African countries must resolve issues that hamper their competitiveness such as infrastructure, cost of production, and some "soft" infrastructural issues such as setting up the adequate procedural systems to facilitate exports, and implementing specific sector strategies to boost exports." (source)
  38. Bidding adieu to the Europe, away we dashed in the little witch of a pilot, a craft of some eighty tons 'burthen, but, viewed from a short distance, not looking more than half that size, so snug was her build, as well as from the absence of every kind of hamper; her shrouds were without ratlins, and her deck without even the protection of a rough-tree -- a nakedness I should by no means like in bad weather. (source)

Sentence Information

The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 38 example sentences provided below is 54.0, which suggests that "hamper" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.


HAMPER SYNONYMS

We have 6 synonyms for hamper.

bassinet, carton, crate, creel, laundry basket, pannier


HAMPER ANTONYMS

We have 26 antonyms for hamper.

abet, advance, aid, allow, assist, benefit, encourage, expedite, explain, facilitate, forward, free, further, help, let go, liberate, loose, loosen, open, permit, promote, push, release, support, unfasten, untie


PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION

Pronunciation: (hămˈpər)

Syllabification: ham-per


DEFINITIONS

View up to 25 definitions of hamper from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.


from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  1. (verb-transitive) To prevent the free movement, action, or progress of.
  2. (noun) Nautical Necessary but encumbering equipment on a ship.
  3. (noun) A large basket, usually with a cover.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  1. (noun) A large basket, usually with a cover, used for the packing and carrying of articles or small animals; as,
  2. (verb) To put into a hamper.
  3. (verb) To put a hamper or fetter on; to shackle; to ensnare; to inveigle; hence, to impede in motion or progress; to embarrass; to encumber.
  4. (noun) A shackle; a fetter; anything which impedes.
  5. (noun) Articles ordinarily indispensable, but in the way at certain times.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  1. (noun) A large basket, usually with a cover, used for the packing and carrying of articles
  2. (verb-transitive) To put in a hamper.
  3. (verb-transitive) To put a hamper or fetter on; to shackle; to insnare; to inveigle; to entangle; hence, to impede in motion or progress; to embarrass; to encumber.
  4. (noun) A shackle; a fetter; anything which impedes.
  5. (noun) Articles ordinarily indispensable, but in the way at certain times.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  1. (None) To impede in motion or progress; render motion or progress difficult to; shackle; entangle; restrain by force.
  2. (None) Hence To impede in any way; embarrass; encumber; restrain; perplex.
  3. (None) To derange or put out of working order, as a piece of mechanism.
  4. (None) To beat.
  5. (noun) A fetter or some instrument that shackles.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  1. (noun) a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)
  2. (verb) put at a disadvantage
  3. (noun) a basket usually with a cover
  4. (verb) prevent the progress or free movement of