Thesaurus / encumbrance

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He points to the hassles of regulatory compliance and warding off hacks as an unnecessary encumbrance on businesses.
For once, however, the lance meant more than five pounds dead weight and an encumbrance to the rider.
THE GREAT BOER WARARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
A boy or girl is never considered an encumbrance and is readily even eagerly adopted if his own parents die.
THE NEW NORTHAGNES DEANS CAMERON
She bartered her child away as she would have parted with any other encumbrance likely to interfere with her career.
THE MILLIONAIRE BABYANNA KATHARINE GREEN
Whilst something higher than prudence is active, he is admirable; when common sense is wanted, he is an encumbrance.
ESSAYS, FIRST SERIESRALPH WALDO EMERSON
Would not you be an outlaw, and I no better than an encumbrance while you remain in hiding?
LOCHINVARS. R. CROCKETT
So we carried merely our baskets—which were encumbrance enough—and what we had in our pockets.
A PESSIMISTROBERT TIMSOL
A pair of scales, of considerable size and capacity, was the one encumbrance on the counter.
It was long before the Prince and the estates could succeed in ridding themselves of this encumbrance.
I thought, probably, she had got rid of any encumbrance, as it is fairly easy over with you.

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