from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a burdensome fashion.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a burdensome manner.


burdensome +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)


  • When I met Ellsberg for that breakfast in 2009, he was bearing his armload of declassified documents and he still seemed to be bearing, even more burdensomely, the guilt of a penitent.

    How the End Begins

  • And the songs that made Dylan so burdensomely famous -- exhibit A, "Like a Rolling Stone," with Miss Lonely, her diplomat and the Siamese cat on his shoulder -- seemed to tell his personal truth, and a lot of other people's, by means of surreal evasion.

    The Book of Bob

  • Now I don't suggest that we can forget the practical questions before us; the many appallingly burdensomely difficult questions that are laid upon us at the moment in our Anglican fellowship.

    One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church

  • I do not know, in wanting to defend a thing which (as I have said) is accused by all writers, if I were to undertake a cause so hard and full of difficulty, that I would have either to abandon it in shame, or to go on with it burdensomely.


  • That was quite plain in my head; and those boys had rolled and tumbled along that path; next, those big men had burdensomely, most burdensomely turned over their bit of earth; and the ox and the little old fellow had joggled along it so piteously ....

    The Path of Life

  • In their pages are a host of facts (indexed!) which once had to be burdensomely remembered.

    The Amateur Garden

  • The knowledge of America even now possessed in Europe is not burdensomely great.

    James Fenimore Cooper American Men of Letters

  • The other day I read a burdensomely detailed report in the New York Times about the phenomenon known as regifting. Home RSS feed

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