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Remained only the probability of our being able, encumbered by a pack, to scale the mountains.

The note was not a long one, nor was it encumbered by any ceremonious phraseology.

Together with his sons he posed for his statue while encumbered with a bad attack.

Until then the stream had followed the street; but the debris that encumbered it deflected the course.

In conversation, men are encumbered with personality, and talk too much.

In these baths he can benumb the torment of the body with which he is encumbered.

And he pointed to a door inscribed with the title "Encumbered Estates."

The roads were encumbered with the impedimenta of two armies.

The many icebergs which encumbered the sea filled me with anxiety.

His bedchamber is so encumbered with books that one can hardly move in it.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "burden, vex, inconvenience," from Old French encombrer "to block up, hinder, thwart," from Late Latin incombrare, from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + combrus "barricade, obstacle," probably from Latin cumulus "heap." Meaning "hinder, hamper" is attested in English from late 14c. Related: Encumbered; encumbering.

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