onerous burden

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  • The first two expired under their onerous burden, and the last two failed. Cited from Recollections and Letters of General Robert E. Lee
  • He recovered, however, and took charge of his grandchild, the father very willingly resigning the onerous burden. Cited from Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, Vol. 17 New Series, No. 440, Jun 5, 1852
  • His Bishopric was, indeed, no sinecure, being a most onerous burden. Cited from Spirit of St. Francis de Sales, Jean Pierre Camus
  • The court held that the conditions were impossible to fulfill due to the complex and onerous burden imposed on any prospective leasee.
  • "In every true democracy the magistrature is not an advantage but an onerous burden, not to be assigned to one more than to another." Cited from The Ancient Regime, by Hippolyte A. Taine OCFV1
  • And it was this thought that made me resolve thrice over to loose her from the onerous burden of me so soon as ever the morning light should come to help me find the way out of my covert prison. Cited from The Master of Appleby, by Francis Lynde
  • It seems to me that the time has arrived when the people may justly demand some relief from their present onerous burden, and that by due economy in the various branches of the public service this may readily be afforded. Cited from Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, by Richardson
  • Likewise, even the preparation of an accurate EA is viewed today as an onerous burden by many entities responsible for the environmental review of a proposal.
  • Where two parties are reciprocally indebted to one another by reason of distinct obligations, one debt may be "set off" against the other to forestall the onerous burden of two different sets of possible litigation.
  • Given that travel to London was an onerous burden during the medieval period, however, the Statute of Westminster II provided in 1285 for trial of fact in civil cases at the local assizes.
  • In his annual message on December 6, 1881, President Arthur cautiously observed that it seemed to him "that the time has arrived when the people may justly demand some relief from the present onerous burden." Cited from The Cleveland Era, Henry Jones Ford
  • By a 5-4 margin it had upheld Connick's firing of Myers, holding that her First Amendment rights had not been violated and the district court had imposed an overly onerous burden on him.