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  • v. Present participle of burden.


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  • Amongst so excitable a people as the Arabs, this game caused quarrels and bloodshed, hence its prohibition: and the theologians, who everywhere and at all times delight in burdening human nature, have extended the command, which is rather admonitory than prohibitive, to all games of chance.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • I saw a proposal the other day which seemed to result in burdening the people of this country with a high tariff, and gave a preference which would be higher than the tariff that is levied against us today, that in some way you would have conferred a benefit on British trade.

    Empire Development

  • My dad was one of those farm folk you mentioned who had several siblings, then between my parents' two marriages each there were a total of 10 kids with my dad's last name burdening the tax payers in the public school system.

    How many is too

  • That definitely contrasts with the idea of burdening business owners with the cap-and-trade energy "tax" and fining them if they don't comply with Obamacare.


  • But I'm still not comfortable with the idea of burdening my kid with my money problems.


  • I mean, the whole society is burdening you with questions which, no matter how you respond to them, they can't help but have some kind of burdening effect on your own moral self-image.

    Oral History Interview with Andrew Young, January 31, 1974. Interview A-0080. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)

  • What if you were diagnosed with a condition no one in your state were permited to help you with, but someone in my state was, would it be right for me to tell u not to see a physican here because you would be "burdening" my state? Stories

  • I can't bear the idea of burdening my father with him. "

    Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood

  • The Court held that laws burdening religion, even very substantially burdening religion, cannot be challenged under the Free Exercise Clause so long as that was not their purpose and so long as they apply to everyone.

    The Conservative Assault on the Constitution

  • The Supreme Court said that such government burdening of religion must be necessary to achieve a compelling interest and that the state failed to meet this heavy burden.

    The Conservative Assault on the Constitution


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