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Now that's a stumbling block that might even make Roman wince.
And of course there's the second small stumbling block once the tunnel is complete.
Both officials had received early reports from HCC that the trials to date have thrown up a number of stumbling blocks that would make cost-effective, widespread implementation difficult.
The general could be a major force in coordinating HIV-prevention programs, but his prejudice and narrow-mindedness have proved to be major stumbling blocks.
One of the main stumbling blocks you'll find is staff's belief that it is quicker, easier, and neater to feed someone than to encourage them to feed themselves.
The integration of application software creates an efficient business environment in which many of the daily stumbling blocks found in a tax practice will be more readily solved.
The report said the IRS's three main stumbling blocks are its huge accounts receivable backlog, an inadequate tax processing system and a lack of employee integrity.
There's gold in northwestern Ontario and the Kenora district near the Manitoba border is no exception, but a few stumbling blocks are in the road of future developments.
Achebe Toldson invites the reader into a world filled with social stigmas, systemic challenges and ill fates and fortunes that are the familiar stumbling blocks for individuals who are growing up in crime infested and poverty stricken environments.
s quest to merge with WellPoint Health Networks to create the nation's largest health insurance plan climbed over numerous stumbling blocks this year, before finally winning approval.
Cose reminds them, and the larger reading audience, of all the stumbling blocks black men need to overcome in order to succeed in today's fast-paced world.
The same applies here; the worst stumbling blocks that now obstruct the pro-life movement are sincere, well-meaning Christian "realists" who compromise Divine Principle.