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Clinic workers in multiple states have found the new requirements so onerous they’ve started writing all the vaccination records on paper and entering them into the computer by hand when they have free time.

Considering how much money was set aside, the Main Street lending program and municipal lending programs haven’t been well utilized, with critics saying the loans carry onerous requirements.

Clearly, such performance would be regarded as that of a star trader, and not that of a politician with other onerous duties.

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The move reflects the agency’s recognition that the two-week quarantine rule is onerous for many people and that most of the public health benefit from quarantining people exposed to the virus can be gained with a more flexible approach.

Obama then seems to try to temper that by adding that the unions were “understandably wary” of standardized testing — but he doesn’t mention just how onerous the testing became.

Yet their biggest star, a master practitioner of the sport, could face prison time for much less onerous financial crimes.

The pair had argued, and the assistant ceased performing this most onerous of duties.

It was regarded as so deeply onerous that the dictator Anastasio “Tachito” Somoza abolished it in 1970.

The demand of being an EU state have been onerous and living conditions have not improved.

Help with onerous conditions is not help so much as benevolent coercion.

Nothing is more onerous and more ruinous for the greatest part of the nations than the worship of their Gods!

One is medical officer, another is second in command, and the most onerous task is that accepted by the 'steward.'

Persist in your resolve, and remain faithful to your duties, no matter how onerous they may seem.

Their estates were relieved of a most onerous charge, and the lands freed from the burden of supporting the army of the state.

The ostentation of the court had become an onerous ceremony, the monarchical principle an unendurable constraint.


On this page you'll find 94 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to onerous, such as: arduous, backbreaking, burdensome, cumbersome, demanding, and difficult.

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