- v. present participle of cumber.
“But when I'm only just "cumbering," I feel less a fraud than when I'm pretending to do good. ”
“cumbering," I feel less a fraud than when I'm pretending to do good. ”
“George, who was proceeding to tidy back the rubbish which was cumbering the place, discovered something which caused him to cry out to us his astonishment.”
“That many who sought to do some little to repair the social wrongs, inflicted in the way of preventible sickness and death upon the poor, were strengthening those wrongs, however innocently, by wasting money on pestilent knaves cumbering society.”
“Persons of little worth found cumbering the soil of a newly discovered country.”
“She was striving to think how “rich she was in horses, how rich in broidered garments, and in gold,” as she sat solitary over her breakfast; but her mind would run off to other things, cumbering itself with unnecessary miseries and useless indignation.”
“He dashed off a telegram to Howells advising that “I love to steal a while away from every cumbering care / and while returns come in today lift up my voice & swear.””
“As often as not he finds the skirts of the garment cumbering his legs; whereupon he has to stop and give them a kick.”
“And not only this, but, fourthly, the meaning of the doctrine itself will be in danger of being lost, or enfeebled, and deprived of its vital effect on the character and conduct: the dogma becoming a mere formal profession, inefficacious for good, but cumbering the ground, and preventing the growth of any real and heartfelt conviction, from reason or personal experience.”
“As the shattered spheres neared, Carl glimpsed through the cumbering fields of shrapnel one sphere that gleamed.”
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