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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CUMBERSOME

"I shall be travelling faster than your cumbersome safari," he objected.

Now the aloe, you know, is of a cumbersome height for a supper ornament.

She pushed the cumbersome baby-carriage with no apparent effort.

Norman found that while cumbersome their oxygen supply was unfailing.

Dancing seized the cumbersome chest and dragged it out of danger.

The first cumbersome brute was helpless before its destroyer.

It was a heavy and cumbersome machine, and the ferry-boy was not a good punter.

The cumbersome beads are said to be worn by night as well as by day.

It was late in the afternoon when the cumbersome column was ready to move.

I could hardly transport pots and trees so far; they were too cumbersome.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from cumber (v.) + -some (1). Meaning "unwieldy, hard to carry" is from 1590s. Related: Cumbersomely; cumbersomeness.

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