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A duty or misfortune that causes worry, hardship, or distress
“Probably, at least in the years immediately ahead, the bulk of his physique will be less of a worry than the burden of celebrity he will have to carry.”
A load, typically a heavy one
“The trees look ready to have the burden of snow, and whether they want to deal with this burden or not, it's coming.”
The main theme or gist of a speech, book, or argument
“Part of acknowledging our inadequacies and sinfulness is to admit when you are doing a lousy job speaking the truth, which is the main burden of the Cdl's message.”
A part of a song or hymn that is repeated every so often
“… had some trouble coming up with a burden for the song.”
To place a weight or burden on
“Your other children, in particular, may try to deal with their pain alone so as not to burden you with additional worries.”
Load heavily
“Ants burdened with loads of leaf fragments march toward their underground fungal gardens.”
To make sad
“… refuses to let everyday problems burden her.”
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