Burden in a sentence

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Definition of Burden

  • That which is borne or carried; a load.
  • That which is borne with labor or difficulty; that which is grievous, wearisome, or oppressive.
  • The capacity of a vessel, or the weight of cargo that she will carry; as, a ship of a hundred tons burden.
  • The tops or heads of stream-work which lie over the stream of tin.
  • The proportion of ore and flux to fuel, in the charge of a blast furnace.
  • A fixed quantity of certain commodities; as, a burden of gad steel, 120 pounds.
  • A birth.
  • To encumber with weight (literal or figurative); to lay a heavy load upon; to load.
  • To oppress with anything grievous or trying; to overload; as, to burden a nation with taxes.
  • To impose, as a load or burden; to lay or place as a burden (something heavy or objectionable).
  • The verse repeated in a song, or the return of the theme at the end of each stanza; the chorus; refrain. Hence: That which is often repeated or which is dwelt upon; the main topic; as, the burden of a prayer.
  • The drone of a bagpipe.
  • weight to be borne or conveyed
  • an onerous or difficult concern
  • the central idea that is expanded in a document or discourse
  • the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
  • impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to
  • weight down with a load

How to use burden in a sentence. Burden pronunciation.

And yet a sudden wave of pity for her rushed over him, because the conviction seized him that she would also in her heart take upon herself the burden of his guilt as though it were her own.
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During his last speech her resolution had been quickly matured, and hardly had he turned his back and crossed the threshold, than she hurried up to her bed, wrapped the trembling greyhound in the coverlet, took it in her arms like a child, and ran into the sitting-room with her light burden; the shutters were still open of the window through which Hermas had fled into the open.
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In Rome Phoebicius and his young wife met again; there many admired the beautiful woman, and made every effort to obtain her favor, but to him she was only a lightly won, and therefore a lightly valued, possession; nay, ere long no more than a burden, ornamental no doubt but troublesome to guard.
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Blows hurt, disgrace is a burden, and unjust punishment embitters the heart, but Paulus' soul had sought and found a way to which these simple propositions did not apply.
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There is absolutely no warrant in scripture for the notion that Christ fainted under the burden of the cross.
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In not one of the four narratives is there so much as a hint that he fainted under the burden.
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They began to feel uncomfortable, and seriously thought of getting rid of the burden so imprudently undertaken.
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For us Life is something merely tiresome, dull,-a kind of heavy burden.
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He was indeed relieved of his burden, like Christian at the sight of the Cross.
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A widow once told the writer of the turning point in her Christian life, when God's love was so shed abroad in her heart that she had been enabled to go on through all her trials rejoicingly conscious of God's presence, and casting all her burdens upon Him.
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She had no burden about the cap, and was quite content for God to send it or not as it pleased Him; and, in the afternoon, when a neighbor called, occupied with the Lord and his wonderful love, the thought of the cap had gone from her mind.
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And often, when sorely tried by my circumstances, has God lifted the burden from my heart, by my just looking at it, and remembering the blessing that came with it.
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It was a grievous burden, and all his efforts to remove it proved unavailing.
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I had very near access in prayer, and was enabled to lay my burden at the Saviour's feet.
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I told him that I felt heavy, burdened, and I took the burden to the Lord.
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It proved to be the case; she was soon led into a glimmering hope, though feeling that she literally carried a burden on her back.
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She felt the burden loosen and fall from her shoulders, so sensibly, that involuntarily, she turned and looked for it on the floor.
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Her burden, finally, seemed too great to bear, and she resolved to make a stronger effort than ever before, to cast it upon the Lord.
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A lady of East Cambridge writes, "For nineteen years I have been afflicted with neuralgia; added to this, of late years a combination of diseases has rendered life an intolerable burden, and baffled the skill of every physician to whom I have applied.
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In the Spring of 1874, I grew so much worse that life became a burden; I suffered from dizziness and great prostration; I was urged to go to you for faith cure.
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Examples of Burden

Example #1
He had seen it in the look of her face last night.
Example #2
Not her hand, however, but his, had committed the deed.
Example #3
With the help of a stool she took the same way, let herself slip down from the sill into the street, and hastened on without aim or goal-inspired only by the wish to escape durance in the dark room, and to burst every bond that tied her to her hated mate-up the church-hill and along the road which lead over the mountain to the sea.
Example #4
If she could not contrive to help her self she was a prisoner, and without air, light, and freedom she could not live.
Example #5
When presently his handsome wife attracted the notice of the legate, he endeavored to gain profit and advancement through her, but Sirona had rebuffed Quintillus with such insulting disrespect, that his superior officer became the centurion's enemy, and contrived to procure his removal to the oasis, which was tantamount to banishment.
Example #6
She had never before quitted Arelas, and knew not what she was giving up, when she took leave of her father's house perhaps for ever.