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burthen

[bur-th uh n] /ˈbɜr ðən/
noun, verb (used with object), Archaic.
1.
burden1 .
Related forms
burthensome, adjective
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  • Time, instead of lightening the burthen, appeared to add to it.
  • But if it fail, and fall out contrary, thyself alone deservedly shalt carry the shameful reproach and burthen of either party.
  • They are a burthen, a nuisance, which the already equipped corps can in no case be reasonably expected to withstand.
  • The burthen of the present cry for prison reform is that the existing system neglects the one and carries the other too far.
British Dictionary definitions for burthen

burthen

/ˈbɜːðən/
noun, verb
1.
an archaic word for burden1
Derived Forms
burthensome, adjective
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Word Origin and History for burthen

see burden.

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