Conservatives, on the other hand, burdened with no such principles, can let it rip.
Mamet again: Our current societal (as opposed to cultural) development is burdened by the presence of 'Good Ideas.'
[Laughs] But I think nowadays less and less men are burdened by that need.
It is not burdened, like many countries in Europe, by debt; in fact, it's buying Europe's debt, just as it buys ours.
Huckabee is also not burdened by, or beholden to, foreign investors.
She knew that she had neither sought nor desired what now burdened her heart so heavily, and yet rendered her so infinitely happy.
At the next moment there was the sound from without of burdened footsteps.
Each of these men he burdened with fixed conditions of tribute, thus making allegiance a condition of his kindness.
The conscience of to-day is burdened with a load well-nigh unbearable.
They are very heavy and bulky in proportion to their food value; so you cannot afford to be burdened with any but the best.
"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.).