There were no donkeys, no horses; the people, especially the women, were the beasts of burden.
Gilliam said Armstrong often said she was "tired of being a burden on my aunties and uncles."
Second, it says that such state action may not “substantially burden” religious freedom – not just “burden.”
Romney is obviously better equipped to handle this burden than is Santorum.
Moreover, such a change would still take into account firm size as well as wages, easing the burden on the smallest firms.
The ant at last met one of his companions, who was also carrying a burden.
All of us together, in and out of government, must bear the burden.
Such a thing would be too heavy a burden for any human spirit.
I am weary of the earth-damps; they burden me; they choke me!
For all that the potatoes worried Jacky more than George's burden him.
"a load," Old English byrðen "a load, weight, charge, duty;" also "a child;" from Proto-Germanic *burthinjo- "that which is borne" (cf. Old Norse byrðr, Old Saxon burthinnia, German bürde, Gothic baurþei), from PIE root *bher- (1) "to bear, to carry; give birth" (see infer).
The shift from -th- to -d- took place beginning 12c. (cf. murder). Archaic burthen is occasionally retained for the specific sense of "capacity of a ship." Burden of proof is recorded from 1590s.
"leading idea," 1640s, a figurative use from earlier sense "refrain or chorus of a song," 1590s, originally "bass accompaniment to music" (late 14c.), from Old French bordon "bumble-bee, drone," or directly from Medieval Latin burdonom "drone, drone bass" (source of French bourdon, Spanish bordon, Portuguese bordão, Italian bordone), of echoic origin.
(1.) A load of any kind (Ex. 23:5). (2.) A severe task (Ex. 2:11). (3.) A difficult duty, requiring effort (Ex. 18:22). (4.) A prophecy of a calamitous or disastrous nature (Isa. 13:1; 17:1; Hab. 1:1, etc.).