thwarting

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

thwarting

  1. present participle of thwart

Noun[edit]

thwarting (plural thwartings)

  1. An instance of blocking or obstructing.
    • (Can we date this quote by George Eliot and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      [] the complicated probabilities of an arduous purpose, with all the possible thwartings and furtherings of circumstance, all the niceties of inward balance, by which a man swims and makes his point or else is carried headlong.