Definitions

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of burden.

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  • adj. bearing a heavy load.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. bearing a physically heavy weight or load
  • adj. bearing a heavy burden of work or difficulties or responsibilities

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Examples

  • Are we once again burdened with a reincarnation of the likes of Joseph McCarthy and his ilk?

    Cheney: Investigating CIA interrogations a political move

  • I think when you say burdened, I don't know how to define what the word burdened means.

    CNN Transcript Apr 2, 2003

  • Casey, to keep someone from being overly burdened, that is, everyone except working men and women and their families in this country.

    CNN Transcript Oct 2, 2006

  • Rather than creating clear lines of authority, Congress, in the words of Obama, "burdened" the DNI with "an ambiguous statutory mandate."

    Fine Print: Words of concern about the DNI job, from the nominee

  • People have this expectation of a very dark, serious kind of burdened person.

    May 2008

  • By contrast, Mr. Immelt said U.S. consumers are "burdened," contributing to rising delinquency rates in GE's consumer-finance unit.

    GE Profit Falls 5.8%

  • Luckily (or not), though, I think the only luxury I have, is to not be 'burdened' with making such a decision.

    Personal picks: Luxury sports cars 2

  • Luckily or not, though, I think the only luxury I have, is to not be 'burdened' with making such a decision.

    Personal picks: Luxury sports cars 2

  • John Rawls has proposed a duty of liberal democratic countries to aid poor or "burdened" countries.

    Human Rights

  • The only people who succeeded there were men who had stay-at-home wives who could take care of all the family issues, freeing the men to work at the firm 24/7 (and never actually see their families), and single women who were not "burdened" with child care issues and the like.

    book of job

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