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Synonyms for burthen

a variant of 'burden'

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weight down with a load

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It only lacks suitable financial and other arrangements to warrant the successful maintenance of these burthens.
will go farther, it will go to the exoneration of the nation from increased burthens and to the relief of those who are to follow us .
Morals reformed--health preserved--industry invigorated instruction diffused--public burthens lightened--Economy seated, as it were, upon a rock--the gordian knot of the Poor-Laws are not cut, but untied--all by a simple idea in Architecture
all attempts to influence it by temporal punishments, or burthens, or by civil incapacitations, tend only to beget habits of hypocrisy and meanness, and are a departure from the plan of the holy author of our religion, who being lord both of body and mind, yet chose not to propagate it by coercions on either, as was in his Almighty power to do.
Woe unto you also, ye lawyers; for ye load men with burthens grievous to be borne; and ye yourselves touch not the burthen with one of your fingers'" (xix).
157) Mincing no words, Smith said that the Act's impact was to "reduce all places into a state of abject subjection and subserviency; to impose upon them enormous and lasting burthens which shall completely tie up their hands; to fasten a horde of functionaries upon the land; and to loosen all the foundations of Law and Property.
The failure of the Legislature to make such appropriations as would equalize the burthens of supporting the system is therefore, I take it, a reason why this proposition is inserted.
public offices are what they should be, burthens to those appointed to them, which it would be wrong to decline, though foreseen to bring with them intense labor, and great private loss.
Ninette de Valois still had hankerings for a chauvinistic British tradition, with ballets based on the prints of William Hogarth and Thomas Rowlandson, and even invited Leonide Massine to create, with dire results, a Scottish bal]et, Donald of the Burthens.
I have long felt the inconvenience of the above Regulation, which not only depreciates the value of the Hindoostany language in the eyes of all the students, but burthens it with all the dull or idle persons in the College, some of whom having been employed for Two months in Sanscrit, while their contemporaries were advancing in Hindoostany, must, when transferred to the latter, constitute a new class & thus occupy one of the hours each Oriental day of the Instructor.
The good will preponderate, maintains Sterne, if we learn to embrace joy and cease the self-tormenting that is the source of so much sorrow: "I pity the men whose natural pleasures are burthens, and who fly from joy .
when burthens are to be imposed on the people, every opportunity must be given for free and frequent discussion, so that parliament may not, by sudden and hasty votes, incur any expenses, or be induced to approve of measures, which may entail heavy and lasting burthens upon the country.
Whereas Almighty God hath created the mind free; that all attempts to influence it by temporal punishments or burthens, or by civil incapacitations, tend only to beget habits of hypocrisy and meanness, and are a departure from the plan of the Holy author of our religion, who being Lord both of body and mind, yet chose not to propagate it by coercions on either, as was in his Almighty power to do[.
As an influential pamphlet in the late 1760s noted, if British authorities could order a colony to provision its troops then they could "lay any burthens they please upon [the colony].
The cardinal principle, which underlies all parliamentary rules and constitutional provisions with respect to money grants and public taxes is this, when burthens are to be imposed on the people, every opportunity must be given for free and frequent discussion, so that parliament may not, by sudden and hasty votes, incur any expenses, or be induced to approve of measures, which entail heavy and lasting burthens upon the country.