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  • At all events, Lord Grenville declined to let us in, except in a very limited way and under most onerous conditions. Cited from George Washington, Vol. II, by Henry Cabot Lodge
  • They were exempt from the most onerous taxes, and the best places under the government were reserved for them. Cited from The Eve of the French Revolution, Edward J. Lowell
  • A labor tax was also enforced, and it was perhaps the most onerous, because it returned almost regularly every moon for a certain number of days. Cited from Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands, Charles Nordhoff
  • News shortly arrived that the King had been transferred to Madrid, and that Charles demanded most onerous conditions for the release of his prisoner. Cited from Tales Of The Heptameron, Vol. I. (of V.), by Margaret, Queen Of Navarre
  • The office cast upon him was great, its duties most onerous, and the obscurity of his past career afforded no guarantee of his ability to discharge them. Cited from Great Britain and the American Civil War, by Ephraim Douglass Adams
  • Their estates were relieved of a most onerous charge, and the lands freed from the burden of supporting the army of the state. Cited from Landholding In England, by Joseph Fisher
  • His Bishopric was, indeed, no sinecure, being a most onerous burden. Cited from Spirit of St. Francis de Sales, Jean Pierre Camus
  • These various committees at times are burdened with the most onerous labours, for upon them falls the duty of verifying all the petty details of management. Cited from Hodge and His Masters, by Richard Jefferies
  • The sum was so vast that it was only by imposing the most onerous taxation upon his people that he was enabled to pay it, and the discontent excited proved his destruction. Cited from With Clive in India, by G. A. Henty
  • When they advance money on the pledge of some income, it is on the most onerous terms, so that at least one quarter of the revenue of Mexico is used up in interest or usury. Cited from Mexico and its Religion, by Robert A. Wilson
  • Preaching was the least of the chaplains' duties; burying was the most onerous. Cited from Life of William Carey, by George Smith
  • An alderman of the City of London has most onerous duties to discharge, for which he expects no other remuneration than the approval of his own conscience and the respect of his fellow-citizens. Cited from The Corporation of London, William Ferneley Allen
  • But the prince-president of the ministers and chancellor of the empire was loaded down with duties -- in his cabinet, in his office, and in the parliament -- most onerous to bear, and which no other man in Germany was equal to. Cited from Beacon Lights of History, Volume X, by John Lord
  • The new settlers were to be exempted from some of the most onerous, but customary taxes, as the alcabala, or to be subject to them only in a mitigated form. Cited from History Of The Conquest Of Peru, by Wm H. Prescott
  • Although cultivation is simply impossible without a supply of water, one of the most onerous taxes is that upon the sageer or water-wheel, with which the fields are irrigated on the borders of the Nile. Cited from In the Heart of Africa, by Samuel White Baker
  • It had been one of Anne's best days; a wonderfully good day; she had walked about the house, and given several orders to her delighted servants, who, old as they were, would have obeyed the most onerous commands for the pleasure of seeing their mistress strong enough to give them. Cited from Agatha's Husband, by Dinah Maria Craik (AKA: Dinah Maria Mulock)
  • The more easily they obtained their objects in the opium matter the more anxious did they become to impress the foreigners with a sense of their inferiority, and to force them to accept the most onerous and unjust conditions for the sake of a continuance of the trade. Cited from China, by Demetrius Charles Boulger
  • The effect was profound; it seemed no exaggeration to suppose that the irresistible conqueror would pass through the United States fleet at Hampton Roads and, speeding along the coast, reduce New York to the most onerous terms or to ashes. Cited from The Lincoln Story Book, by Henry L. Williams
  • Major-General Sir Nevil Macready, the Adjutant-General, has also been confronted with most onerous and difficult tasks in connection with disciplinary arrangements and the preparation of casualty lists. Cited from Sir John French, by Cecil Chisholm
  • This policy is eminently wise and statesman-like; for while it removes some of our most onerous burdens, it gives a stimulus to the creation of wealth that must annually alleviate our taxes, and is entitled to the approval of an enlightened nation. Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 103, May, 1866, by Various
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