Thesaurus / encumber

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB

It seems hard to encumber a man of business like me with the action and the motive too.
Uncoupled and with the links tied together, it would not encumber him on the hike.
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN IRVIN S. (IRVIN SHREWSBURY) COBB
These spurs—so—cut loose that heavy piece from the saddle: the cloak, too; you must have nothing to encumber you.
THE RIFLE RANGERSCAPTAIN MAYNE REID
In the first place, to encumber the street; next, in order that it might finish the process of rusting.
LES MISRABLESVICTOR HUGO
Because funeral processions are no longer permitted to encumber our streets, does the celestial spirit languish?
Patient pack-horses stand in the inclosure of the yards; big parcels, and piles of boxes and bundles, encumber the verandas.
But if this were not so, we ought not to encumber the Constitution with such provisions.
To relate the full experiences of the next few days would be to encumber my narrative with unnecessary detail.
THE WOMAN IN THE ALCOVEANNA KATHARINE GREEN
The man must either die swiftly, or be left to perish of starvation, for no Zulu force will encumber itself with wounded men.
ALLAN'S WIFEH. RIDER HAGGARD
He replied that he had no objections, provided she did not encumber the carriage with bandboxes, which were his utter abhorrence.

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