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synonyms for millstone

  • albatross
  • accountability
  • affliction
  • anxiety
  • blame
  • charge
  • concern
  • cross
  • difficulty
  • encumbrance
  • grievance
  • hardship
  • hindrance
  • load
  • misfortune
  • onus
  • punishment
  • responsibility
  • strain
  • stress
  • task
  • trial
  • trouble
  • worry
  • ball and chain
  • deadweight
  • mental weight
  • thorn in one's side
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antonyms for millstone

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  • advantage
  • aid
  • assistance
  • benefit
  • blessing
  • calmness
  • contentment
  • ease
  • encouragement
  • exculpation
  • exoneration
  • happiness
  • health
  • help
  • peace
  • praise
  • tranquility
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How to use millstone in a sentence

Unlike in the 1990s, the Taliban no longer have a millstone around their neck in the form of Osama bin Laden, the terrorist mastermind and wealthy Saudi financier who effectively bought his sanctuary in Afghanistan by bankrolling the group.
BUTTERFLY EFFECT: WHY TALIBAN 2.0 IS MORE DANGEROUSCHARU KASTURIAUGUST 12, 2021OZY
Take a millstone and grind meal: uncover thy shame, strip thy shoulder, make bare thy legs, pass over the rivers.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
In other respects—never having been appealed to by love—it was as hard as a small millstone.
THE FLOATING LIGHT OF THE GOODWIN SANDSR.M. BALLANTYNE
He owed them money, which at present he could not pay; his undischarged “debts of honour” hung like a millstone round his neck.
JULIAN HOMEDEAN FREDERIC W. FARRAR
It was a thin slab, roughly circular in shape; not unlike what one might suppose a millstone to be in the rough.
THE DEVIL-TREE OF EL DORADOFRANK AUBREY
I soon found he was a regular millstone round my neck—particularly when we were on the “walk-about.”
THE ADVENTURES OF LOUIS DE ROUGEMONTLOUIS DE ROUGEMONT
Would it not be better for him to tie a millstone round his neck and cast himself into the sea?
ORLEY FARMANTHONY TROLLOPE
They marry, and in this small world of ours they give a hostage as heavy as a millstone of their chances of happiness.
MR. GREX OF MONTE CARLOE. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM
"But Moses was the first lawgiver to forbid taking the nether millstone as a pledge," objected Robin.
THE MASTER-KNOT OF HUMAN FATEELLIS MEREDITH
The boy put down the book and leaped out of the open door, barely touching the old millstone that served for a step.
THE VILLAGE WATCH-TOWER(AKA KATE DOUGLAS RIGGS) KATE DOUGLAS WIGGIN
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO MILLSTONE

  • cross to bear
  • disgrace
  • load
  • millstone
  • misery
  • woe
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