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It said that it had considered testing the fuels before but had been stymied by their lack of availability. Times, Sunday Times (2009)These deficits, buybacks and cash takeovers have stymied the investment that the tax would supposedly encourage. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Rail plans are stymied, locked in court battles or simply put on hold. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He has yet to win a decisive victory against the London transport unions who have stymied his plans. Times, Sunday Times (2013)BA had considered testing before but was stymied by the lack of availability of sufficient quantities of the new fuels. Times, Sunday Times (2009)A backlash against the flood of foreign investment entering China stymied the buyout. Times, Sunday Times (2007)If the pastor stays longer than needed to accomplish the unique ministry, the church will feel stymied by a lack of leadership in other important areas. Christianity Today (2000)You'll get a deeper insight into what has stymied your home plans - and how you can put this right. The Sun (2014)It was forced to cancel the deal in August when the credit crunch stymied plans to raise 4 billion of debt funding for the venture. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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