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Synonyms for burthen

a variant of 'burden'

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weight down with a load

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Brooke's mind, if it had the burthen of remembering any train of thought, would let it drop, run away in search of it, and not easily come back again.
The only thing I found in all her conversation on these subjects that gave me any distaste, was, that one time in discouraging about my being far gone with child, and the time I expected to come, she said something that looked as if she could help me off with my burthen sooner, if I was willing; or, in English, that she could give me something to make me miscarry, if I had a desire to put an end to my troubles that way; but I soon let her see that I abhorred the thoughts of it; and, to do her justice, she put it off so cleverly, that I could not say she really intended it, or whether she only mentioned the practice as a horrible thing; for she couched her words so well, and took my meaning so quickly, that she gave her negative before I could explain myself.
Now and then, alas, the conscience of man takes up a burthen so heavy in horror that it can be thrown down only into the grave.
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 not cut, but untied--all by a simple idea in Architecture
In the Greek city of Krotona, in ancient times, one of the athletes, named Milo, accustomed himself from early years, by almost imperceptible degrees, to carry burthens of increasing weight, day after day--joining to that, of course, the other means of producing and confirming the strength and fibre of his body.
The Virginia Statute also criticized "temporal punishments or burthens.
As early penal theorist and prison designer Jeremy Bentham summarized, "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
And yet, Hartman also suggests, even artists and works that speak more equivocally about political disruption, as does Percy Shelley in The Cenci, a play that savages "state-sponsored power" even as its author and text remain half-enchanted by that power, provide textual occasions for adducing, as psychoanalysis reminds us, unconscious and resistant traces within art and reading that resist unifying regimes by mimicry, even as Burthens interruption resists Ariel's song.
As Justice Thompson--not a Southerner but a New Yorker--inveighed, McCulloch's immunity doctrine made federal bondholders "a privileged class of public creditors, who, though living under the protection of the government, are exempted from bearing any of its burthens.
Which pillage they with merry march bring home To the tent-royal of their emperor, Who busied in his majesty surveys The singing masons building roofs of gold, The civil citizens kneading up the honey, The poor mechanic porters crowding in Their heavy burthens at his narrow gate, The sad-eyed justice, with his surly hum, Delivering o'er to executors pale The lazy yawning drone.
The cell was "so hot and so close, that we were fain to rise often out of our bed, and lie down at a chink of their door for air to fetch breath; and with the fire within, and the heat without, our skin was like sheep's Leather, and the hair did fall off our heads, and we did fail often our afflictions and burthens were so great, that when it was day we wished for nights, and when it was night we wished for day; we fought death, but could not find it; We desired to die, but death fled from us.
Morals reformed--health preserved--industry invigorated instruction diffused--public burthens [burdens] lightened economy seated, as it were, upon a rock--the Gordian knot of the poor-law not cut, but untied--all by a simple idea in architecture," Bentham enthused, proclaiming that his Panopticon represented "a new mode of obtaining power of mind over mind, in a quantity hitherto without example.
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