That Mr Chester, between whom and Mr Haredale, it was notorious to all the neighbourhood, a deep and bitter animosity existed, should come down there for the sole purpose, as it seemed, of seeing him, and should choose the Maypole for their place of meeting, and should send to him express, were stumbling blocks
John could not overcome.
That would be very romantic, but one would have to be very good to be a missionary, and that would be a stumbling block
Women are the chief stumbling block
in a man's career.
Von Horn was really the only stumbling block
in Bududreen's path.
Those pesky financial stumbling blocks
have been a constant thorn in the club's side during the Roman Abramovich era.
With competition for international capital so fierce, the Government must play up our strengths and remove the stumbling blocks
Though none of us would be likely to literally place a stumbling block
before a blind person, in our professional and even personal lives many of us may be responsible for creating stumbling blocks
that can trip up morally or emotionally blind victims or simply people lacking sufficient information.
But Aberdeen put nothing but stumbling blocks
in our way and the Aberdeen lad resigned and gave up his season ticket because of the way they were going about their business.
Felciano's Seurat (he also plays the artist's great-grandson, another struggling artist) encountered a few stumbling blocks
within the score opening night.
Taking a Chasidic approach that emphasizes the mystical-spiritual aspects of the goals an individual should strive for, Overcoming Folly guides the reader in means to overcome stumbling blocks
Turkey's Modernization is a fascinating parable of how Turkey capitalized upon the best and the brightest--as well as of its stumbling blocks
, such as its cultural predispositions for encouraging talented scientists to be content as hired hands rather than strike out and forge new businesses.
The stumbling blocks
were the bureaucrats on both sides of the Atlantic.