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  • v. Present participle of overburden.


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  • Chicago Schools CEO Arne Duncan said some schools, like Hyde Park, received too many new kids, 'overburdening' them.

    Beachwood Reporter

  • "But by siting these kinds of facilities in areas with specific types of demographics, they're really overburdening people who are least able to come up with the resources to fight them."

    Calif. groups sue EPA over civil rights complaint

  • Some governments are worried about overburdening banks with new taxes, while others say it would be unfair to punish banks that have little exposure to Greece.

    Proposals Emerge to Curb Greek Debt Load

  • We might object that embracing things, surrounding ourselves with things, loving things is the very root of our environmental problems, the overburdening of our planet.

    Of Shoes And Ships And Sealing Wax And Hoarding Stuff And Things | Her Bad Mother

  • In the former instance, Mr. Bartlett used the piano as a platform for his fragile melodies, never once overburdening the songs.

    New Feathers for His Cap

  • "Our aim is to help and make sure he can enjoy as much as the gifts we are willing to provide," Green said, "without overburdening him with taxes or more debt."

    Fan Who Returned Ball Is Reaping Rewards

  • The banks are looking into how many companies' payments they can handle without overburdening their own systems, the person said.

    Tech Crash Hits Japan Bank

  • Ericsson, which says it routes two out of every five of the mobile calls made through its systems, expects huge growth in the market for such software and services as more and more mobile devices connect to the Internet, overburdening networks.

    Ericsson Says It Will Buy Telcordia for $1.15 Billion

  • Economic freedom requires a sound legal system that protects private property and enforces contracts, without overburdening the economy with unnecessary mandates and excessive taxation.

    Protecting Hungary's Freedoms

  • I also stand with the Cato Institute, and I appreciate the job they are doing to stop such unconstitutional practices by filing amicus briefs on behalf of those they feel are unjustly treated by the overburdening power of our pathetic Federal government.

    Obama leaning towards support for TARP funds to pay for jobs bill


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