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


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  • It further provided that our civil rights have no dependance on our religious opinions, any more that our opinions in physics of geometry; and it concluded that no man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship, place, or ministry whasoever, nor shall be enforced, restrained, molested, or burthened in his body or goods, nor shall otherwise suffer, on account of his religious opinions or belief.

    Denis Lacorne: Rick Perry's War On The Founding Fathers

  • And the guilt-burthened Soul is no longer opprest.

    Captivation and Liberty in Wordsworth's Poems on Music

  • Edgar, whom she delighted to consider as a younger Mr. Tyrold, had rather enlarged than divided them; but to return a burthen to an already burthened house, an affliction to an already afflicted parent – 'No!' she broke out, aloud, 'I cannot go home!


  • Eugenia, when able, followed her and had no sooner heard the whole history, than, tenderly embracing her, she said, 'Let not this distress seem so desperate to you, my dearest sister! your own account points out to me how to relieve it, without either betraying our poor Lionel, or further weighing down our already heavily burthened friends.'


  • ~ Economy in the public expense, that labor may be lightly burthened by taxation;

    Jerry Waxman: Thomas Jefferson Proved That Every Vote, Indeed, Does Count

  • “What are you two people chattering about there?” says the Queen, who was rather good-natured, though not over-burthened with wisdom.

    The Rose and the Ring

  • To negotiate with this man was very well, but to have such a person settled in his rooms, and to be constantly burthened with such society, did not suit the

    The History of Pendennis

  • Yet withal, such was our restraint, that we talked of her still as one much misguided, as one who burthened us with anxiety, as a lamb astray, and Mrs. Milton having eaten, continued to show the finest feelings on the matter.

    The Wheels of Chance: a bicycling idyll

  • But from 1633 onward it became the anchor of the Jenkin family in Kent; and though passed on from brother to brother, held in shares between uncle and nephew, burthened by debts and jointures, and at least once sold and bought in again, it remains to this day in the hands of the direct line.

    Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin

  • But as he goes home, and the fancy pictures fade, and Stowting is once more burthened with debt, and the noisy companions and the long hours of drudgery once more approach, no wonder if the dirty green seems all the dirtier or if

    Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin


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