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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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Ski helmets are essential pieces of ski gear that come in all shapes and sizes, and all of their designs are generally made to offer ample protection while weighing as little as possible to avoid encumbering the wearer.
He replied that he had no objections, provided she did not encumber the carriage with bandboxes, which were his utter abhorrence.
Removal of the stationary boats which at present encumber the avenue to the factory gardens at the river-side.
One little zap would do it, and Alvin Sherdlap would encumber the Earth no more.
PAGAN PASSIONSGORDON RANDALL GARRETT
The ground must be cleared of the prejudices which encumber it.
WHAT IS PROPERTY?P. J. PROUDHON
Evidently the heathen man is not treated fairly if we encumber our message with unnecessary requirements.
Its temples are fallen; its sanctuaries are crumbled into dust; its colonnades encumber pavements, now buried under their remains.
These women might as well do something even if they have no special gifts, for as idlers they encumber the earth.
The additions are not ill-done, but they encumber somewhat the Attic neatness and simplicity of the original.
FRENCH CLASSICSWILLIAM CLEAVER WILKINSON

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