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synonyms for burthen

  • albatross
  • ball and chain
  • burden
  • more trouble than it's worth
  • onus
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How to use burthen in a sentence

Dorothy had tried her best to relieve Letty of half her burthen, and in return had been made a bone of contention between them.
THE WORLD BEFORE THEMSUSANNA MOODIE
I should be sorry to lay upon you, my dear madam, a burthen greater than the one you have already to bear.
THE WORLD BEFORE THEMSUSANNA MOODIE
But there, all novels are a heavy burthen while they are doing, and a sensible disappointment when they are done.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON - SWANSTON EDITION VOL. 25 (OF 25)ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
Her length is six hundred and ninety-five feet; her breadth eighty-five feet, and her burthen twenty-two thousand tons.
ST. NICHOLAS, VOL. 5, NO. 5, MARCH, 1878VARIOUS
When John Clarke was sent to negotiate the second charter he was obliged to burthen his estate with a mortgage.
A SHORT HISTORY OF RHODE ISLANDGEORGE WASHINGTON GREENE
The burthen was soon felt, and smuggling, the natural relief of overtaxed commerce, became general.
A SHORT HISTORY OF RHODE ISLANDGEORGE WASHINGTON GREENE
The town will have convenient ground for drying fish, and ships of burthen can anchor near it in the bay.
HISTORY OF PRINCE EDWARD ISLANDDUNCAN CAMPBELL
She asked no other question, however, and left the burthen of the silence with me.
DROSSHENRY SETON MERRIMAN
There was no renewal of the burthen of despair that had so long haunted his evenings.
THE HEIR OF REDCLYFFECHARLOTTE M. YONGE
It was not for nothing that they made the burthen of my wishes all night through.
THE POCKET R.L.S.ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
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WORDS RELATED TO BURTHEN

  • albatross
  • ball and chain
  • burden
  • burthen
  • more trouble than it's worth
  • onus
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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