Overburdening: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Dec 19, 2008 - 26 pages
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Use in Literature OverburdeningThrough both his windows there began to reach him a succession of fragile sounds; the snapping of rotten, weakest, most overburdened twigs.ndash;James Lane Allen in The Reign of Law.Like seagulls in a storm, the sounds soar amidst the high waves, unable to rise higher on their overburdened wings.ndash;Leonid Andreyev in The Crushed Flower and Other Stories.For six months previous, the time he had been married, he had paid no boarding, thus adding himself as a dead weight to the already overburdened family.ndash;T.S. Arthur in The Lights and Shadows of Real Life.Tears soon brought temporary relief to an overburdened heart.ndash;T.S. Arthur in The Lights and Shadows of Real Life.This was a very good man, but he was never overburdened with presence of mind; he was shaking so fearfully with nervousness, that his senses had entirely abandoned him.ndash;Samuel White Baker in Ismailia.The individual citizen can be trusted to see that he is not overburdened.ndash;Edward Bellamy in Looking Backward, 2000 to 1887.What was to be done? He goes to one of his friends, whom he knew not to be overburdened with delicacy, and proposes to him to marry this young person, in consideration of a certain sum of money.ndash;Francis W. Blagdon in Paris As It Was and As It Is (A Sketch Of The French Capital, Illustrative of the Effects of the Revolution), vols 1,2.The doctor was a young man rather overburdened with his own importance.ndash;Percy James Brebner in The Master Detective (Being Some Further Investigations of Christopher Quarles).Of course the ship's way is deadened; she seems like a living thing overburdened, yet struggling to be free; and well it is for all hands if the helmsman be able to keep his post and his wits about him.ndash;Frank T. Bullen in The Cruise of the Cachalot.Their discourse was no more overburdened with wisdom than has been the ordinary communing of lovers since Adam first awakened ribless.ndash;James Branch Cabell in The Line of Love.

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