Which preposition to use with hampering

in Occurrences 26%

All the English-speaking minority in the prospective province of Lower Canada were afraid of being swamped by the French-Canadian vote, and so of being hampered in liberty and trade.

with Occurrences 25%

"Why, 'tis not the first time we have out-faced desperate odds, Hacon!" "Aye, verily, Benedictthy cool head and cunning strategy have saved us from dungeon and death a score of times, but then were we a chosen company, swift at onfall or retreat, well mounted and equipped to-night we go hampered with our wounded and these lady nuns.

of Occurrences 24%

Aft it was clearer, the top-hamper of the after mast having fallen overboard, smashing a small boat as it fell, but leaving the deck space free.

for Occurrences 8%

This romantic struggle, begun in April, 1821, was carried on for two years with such remarkable success, that at the close of 1822 Greece was beginning to be recognized as an independent state; but in the following months the tide seemed to turn; dissensions broke out among the leaders, the spirit of intrigue seemed to stifle patriotism, and the energies of the insurgents were hampered for want of the sinews of war.

at Occurrences 6%

This gave them a great advantage over the king's party, which, hampered at every turn by the opposition in the mother country, was never quite sure whether it ought to strike hard or gently in America.

by Occurrences 4%

The General lifted his right arm in the attitude of the orator about to make a telling hit, but he was hampered by having a mug at his lips.

of Occurrences 3%

All this hampering of railroads, destruction of timber and wheat, is an aid to Germany in the war.

like Occurrences 1%

Their authority was immense; but it was not binding like the authority of a sacred book, and so Homeric criticism was never hampered like Biblical criticism.

on Occurrences 1%

They are sent out of the room whenever a fascinating bit of scandal is to be rehearsed, packed off to bed just as everybody is settled down for a charming evening, bothered about their lessons when their play is but fairly under way, and hedged and hampered on every side.

under Occurrences 1%

The pitching of so much hamper under the bows of the ship, while her after-masts stood, threw the stern round, in spite of the manner in which Marble steered; and the ship broached-to.

from Occurrences 1%

Then the bell summoned us to evening chapel and teaa meal which we were allowed to improve with sardines and eggs and jam, if we had money to buy them or a hamper from home.

amongst Occurrences 1%

But you would be hampered amongst us.

as Occurrences 1%

Pure African, but bronze rather than pure black, and full-sized only in width, her growth having been hampered as to height by an injury to her hip, which had lamed her, pulling her figure awry, and burdening her with a protuberance of the joint.

before Occurrences 1%

Finding a comfortable place for lunching in the vicinity, we awaited the arrival of the coach, and discussed our hamper before again moving on.

beside Occurrences 1%

Mr. Tebrick drove with the hamper beside him on the front seat, and spoke to her gently very often.

above Occurrences 1%

And do yon suppose, Captain Howard, there is a pirate afloat who carries such hamper above his head as is to be found aboard the Dart?' Such a set to her sailssuch a step to her mastsand such a trim to her hull?

into Occurrences 1%

Although we both clung to the same top-sail-sheet, we were obliged to hallow to make ourselves heard, the howling of the wind through the rigging converting the hamper into a sort of tremendous Eolian Harp, while the roar of the water kept up a species of bass accompaniment to this music of the ocean.

Which preposition to use with  hampering