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Obstruction in a Sentence

Examples of obstruction in a sentence

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Below you will find the definition of obstruction, followed by 47 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.

obstruction(əb-strŭkˈshən, ŏb-)

(noun) - something immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted

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EXAMPLES - Obstruction in a Sentence

  1. All the obstruction is getting old .. fragile mind (source)
  2. "That's also called obstruction of justice," Loftin said. (source)
  3. Call it fear-mongering, call it obstruction, call it fantasy. (source)
  4. Did validate what we'll call the obstruction, tampering charges. (source)
  5. It's called obstruction of justice and removal of evidence, my friend. (source)
  6. Their relentless obstruction for the sake of obstruction is predictable. (source)
  7. But the obstruction is a crime that there are plenty of people in prison for. (source)
  8. Continued obstruction is going to hurt them when we approach the 2012 elections. (source)
  9. This time the obstruction was the dead bodies in the street -- two men and a woman. (source)
  10. Otherwise, nihilistic obstruction is going to remain the default option for decades. (source)
  11. Unless you think more obstruction is going to cause more Dem incumbents to drop dead. (source)
  12. However, I totally agree with the comments about the drain obstruction this device would create. (source)
  13. When we come back, I want to ask our esteemed panel about something called obstruction of justice. (source)
  14. Mr. Gates has singled out the PLA as the main obstruction in the way of improved bilateral relations. (source)
  15. And I would like to remind both of you defense attorneys about a little thing called obstruction of justice. (source)
  16. What they have been passing off as fissent is more accurately defined as obstruction and character assassination. (source)
  17. When this obstruction, which is ignorance, is removed, then only is the eyelid drawn up which is no loss to the eye. (source)
  18. The Cardinal should be jailed, I'm not a lawyer but isn't covering up criminal activity called obstruction of justice? (source)
  19. Climbing a tree, the better to look about him, he found that the obstruction was a big redoubt, very solidly constructed. (source)
  20. Each obstruction is unique, varied, as well as contains a own individual pitfalls, loud noises, as well as demonic threats. (source)
  21. If we delve into the recesses of the myth, we see that this obstruction is what the passion really wants -- its true object. (source)
  22. Placing a shunt (a small, flexible tube) into the fetal bladder to provide continuous drainage when a obstruction is present. (source)
  23. Previously, any contact between a fielder and runner could be called obstruction unless the fielder had possession of the ball. (source)
  24. The public is fed up with the far right loons who are only interested in obstruction instead of construction in ideas and policy. (source)
  25. Associated Press Defense Secretary Robert Gates has singled out the PLA as the main obstruction in the way of improved bilateral relations. (source)
  26. House of Reprsentative have a lot more blacks that stand are not affair to stand up to all this obstruction from the Repubicans and the blue dog Democrates. (source)
  27. So, I divert around this new obstruction, which is actually a good thing, since it will keep cows off the beaten-out meadows, for the next few years at least. (source)
  28. While the NHL has figured out how to protect the puck carrier and call the obstruction the WCHA is still lagging behind the NHL and the rest of college hockey. (source)
  29. Obama should warn the House Republicans that continued obstruction is going to lead to filibusters that the Dems will use against them in the upcoming elections. (source)
  30. Subpulmonic and supravalvar pulmonic stenosis do not get better with balloon dilation, and will require surgery if the amount of obstruction is moderate or severe. (source)
  31. However, if the obstruction is related to underlying chromosomal or genetic conditions, the risk of recurrence equals the risk of recurrence of the underlying condition. (source)
  32. They will keep obstructing just to make you look bad, but when their obstruction is based on provable lies (which much of the time it is) you need to make them accountable. (source)
  33. Hutchison, claiming to be a supporter of the death penalty, is criticizing Perry for what she calls obstruction of an investigation into the execution of a child murderer in 2004. (source)
  34. If Republicans stand united in their opposition -- what Radmacher calls obstruction -- of this dreadful legislation, they will be rewarded, perhaps with majorities in both chambers. (source)
  35. He was ejected in the second inning after an extended confrontation with home plate umpire Matt Cunningham, who called obstruction on catcher Kevin Nelson with Gorkys Hernandez at the plate. (source)
  36. (HRW) [advocacy website] Thursday condemned what it called obstruction and interference by the government of profile] in the investigation and prosecution of far-right militias in the country. (source)
  37. Zhang EY, Stein R, Chang S, Zheng Y, Zderic SA, Wein AJ, Chacko S: Smooth muscle hypertrophy following partial bladder outlet obstruction is associated with overexpression of non-muscle caldesmon. (source)
  38. Well, by refusing to impeach George W. Bush for repeatedly refusing to comply with subpoenas, or for ordering former employees to refuse to comply (arguably a felony known as obstruction of justice). (source)
  39. When a tumor is too large to allow delivery the only resort is to remove it, but before proceeding it must be clearly made out that the obstruction is a mass of diseased tissue, and not a sac containing intestines. (source)
  40. Subaortic and supravalvar stenosis do not get better with balloon dilation, and will require surgery if the amount of obstruction is moderate or severe, or, with subaortic stenosis, the aortic valve begins to leak significantly. (source)
  41. So, the president has to make sure no stone is unturned in the vetting process so that the appointment can be made without obstruction from the GOP. man, I've never seen so much GOP hatred for a president, not even for Bill Clinton. (source)
  42. So part of what is also concerning prosecutors, part of what some people may think is the biggest source of her problem is the so-called obstruction, the false statement, the cover-up that occurred after the investigation began, allegedly. (source)
  43. -- As soon as it is discovered that the monthly purgation is obstructed, and it is believed that cold and not pregnancy is the cause, you should take measures to remove the obstruction, which is much more easily done in an early stage than at a more advanced period. (source)
  44. For if it were inside and there was no obstruction, the thing would never be potential, but always actual; and if there was an obstruction, which was removed, the agency which removed the obstruction is the cause which caused the thing to pass from potentiality to actuality. (source)
  45. But that kind of obstruction which is common to all parts of the urethra, and which is dependent, as well upon the structures of which the canal is uniformly composed, as upon the circumstance that inflammation may attack these in any situation and produce the same effect, is the permanent or organic stricture. (source)
  46. Well, the prosecution in the sentencing guidelines discussion over obstruction, which is the major charge that he was convicted of, the prosecution argued that because this investigation into the leak of the identity of Valerie Plame as a CIA operative, because -- because that investigation was thwarted, there were certain things that could have come out of that investigation, and we will never know. (source)
  47. Members of the Senate Intelligence Committee are already saying they want to know a lot more about this because they only learned of the destruction of the videotapes a couple of months ago, at least, the senior leaders on that committee, and already in "The New York Times" this morning, one of the attorneys who works for the 9/11 commission in that newspaper article is using the phrase obstruction of justice, saying that it appears to him, this would be a very big deal that the government was withholding evidence. (source)

Sentence Information

The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 47 example sentences provided below is 50.0, which suggests that "obstruction" 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.


We have 29 synonyms for obstruction.

bar, barricade, barrier, block, blockage, blocking, booby trap, check, checkmate, circumvention, difficulty, gridlock, hamper, hindrance, hurdle, interference, jam, lock, monkey wrench, mountain, restraint, roadblock, snag, stop, stoppage, stumbling block, trammel, trouble, wall


We have 15 antonyms for obstruction.

advantage, aid, assistance, beginning, boost, contentment, continuation, go, help, liberation, opening, peace, promotion, start, support


Pronunciation: (əb-strŭkˈshən, ŏb-)

Syllabification: ob-struc-tion


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

from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  1. (noun) One that obstructs; an obstacle. See Synonyms at obstacle.
  2. (noun) The act or an instance of obstructing.
  3. (noun) The condition of being obstructed.
  4. (noun) The act of causing a delay or an attempt to cause a delay in the conduct of business, especially in a legislative body.
  5. (noun) Sports The act of impeding another player in a match or race.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  1. (noun) The act of obstructing, or state of being obstructed.
  2. (noun) That which obstructs or impedes; an obstacle; an impediment; a hindrance.
  3. (noun) The condition of having the natural powers obstructed in their usual course; the arrest of the vital functions; death.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  1. (noun) The act of obstructing, or state of being obstructed.
  2. (noun) That which obstructs or impedes; an obstacle; an impediment; a hindrance.
  3. (noun) The condition of having the natural powers obstructed in their usual course; the arrest of the vital functions; death.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  1. (noun) The act of obstructing, blocking up, or impeding passage, or the fact of being obstructed; the act of impeding passage or movement; a stopping or retarding: as, the obstruction of a road or thoroughfare by felled trees; the obstruction of one's progress or movements.
  2. (noun) That with which a passage is blocked or progress or action of any kind hindered or impeded; anything that stops, closes, or bars the way; obstacle; impediment; hindrance: as, obstructions to navigation; an obstruction to progress.
  3. (noun) Stoppage of the vital function; death.
  4. (noun) Systematic and persistent factious opposition, especially in a legislative body; factious attempts to hinder, delay, defeat, or annoy.
  5. (noun) Synonyms Difficulty, Impediment, etc. (see obstacle), bar, barrier.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  1. (noun) something immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted
  2. (noun) getting in someone's way
  3. (noun) any structure that makes progress difficult
  4. (noun) the act of obstructing
  5. (noun) the physical condition of blocking or filling a passage with an obstruction