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obest, as we say ‘is in the way.’ So obstare is used of a person whose conduct gives offence, Pers.v. 163, “an siccis dedecus obstem cognatis”, and of a thing which creates dislike, Virg. Aen.VI. 64, “quibus obstitit Ilium et ingens gloria Dardaniae”. She cannot bear to think of her mother's grief, though, as she reflects, it is misdirected.
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