onerous one

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  • It is thus plainly seen how an important bridge may become a monopoly, and a most powerful and onerous one. Cited from Monopolies and the People, by Charles Whiting Baker
  • It has its difficulties, but it is not an onerous one. Cited from The Mayor's Wife, by Anna Katharine Green
  • The charge was an onerous one, requiring constant and severe labor, as well as the exercise of patience, prudence, and good judgment. Cited from Messages and Papers of Ulysses S. Grant, Ed. by James D. Richardson
  • The office was an onerous one, requiring at least one sitting of the Court every week; at certain times he had a Deputy Recorder to assist him.
  • There being only five prisoners at Loewestein, the post of turnkey was not a very onerous one, but rather a sort of sinecure, given after a long period of service. Cited from The Black Tulip, by Alexandre Dumas[Pere]
  • The task imposed on the gallant Colonel was not an onerous one, for the Nicaraguans never cared to secure for themselves the military reputation of Sparta. Cited from The Strong Arm, by Robert Barr
  • On the face of it the office of Chief Justice was an onerous one, as shown by the fact that (at least for part of the Court's history) he had two associate justices to assist him, whereas the Chief Justice of Munster had only one.
  • Let it be granted in the first instance that the theme is an onerous one; the problem afforded by the venture should have been met in a manner skilful in art, commensurate with its righteous obligations and its lofty demands by the artist. Cited from Original Letters and Biographic Epitomes, by J. Atwood.Slater
  • In spite of this, the duty is an onerous one, and they are subject to annoyances, fines, and imprisonment, if the gubernative, judicial, and administrative authorities, etc., are rigorous. Cited from The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898, Vol. 17, Ed. by Blair and Robertson
  • It was, as it proved, not a very onerous one, for the children were well mannered for their years, and, young as they were, in the German method they were kept pretty steadily at tasks, while an old servant of the general, a German Yager, was only too delighted at any time to assume care of them. Cited from Janice Meredith, by Paul Leicester Ford
  • The office was an onerous one and it was generally considered inadvisable to combine it with any other: William Saxey aroused much indignation in 1599 when he refused to resign on being appointed to the Court of King's Bench (Ireland), especially as he apparently never sat in the latter Court.