English words and Examples of Usage

Example Sentences for "burden"

They need to be walked, fed, played with, trained, etcTaking care of a puppy can be a real burden at times. They need to be walked, fed, played with, trained, etc.

My parents say they don't want to live with me when they are old because they don't want to be a burden.

I don't want to burden you with my problems. I'll work things out myself.

The children felt burdened with guilt after their parents got divorced.

The financial burden of paying for four children to go to university must have been quite difficult for your parents.

Many developing countries are burdened by excessive foreign debt.

Taking care of elderly parents can be quite an emotional and financial burden for a family.

There is a French proverb which observes that nothing is such a heavy burden as a secret is.

There is a Hebrew proverb which states that an old man in the house is a burden, but an old woman is a treasure.

Linus, in the comic strip Peanuts, once observed that there is no heavier burden than a great potential.

The African nation of Zambia is burdened with a foreign debt of more than $6 billion.

The ancient Incas of Peru used llamas to carry burdens, as food, and for sacrifice in religious ceremonies.

The tax burden in France is one of the highest in Europe.

Turkmenistan's burden of foreign debt continues to limit economic growth in the country.

People who are suicidal often feel they are a burden to others, and see death as a way to escape their pain.

Feminism is about challenging the division of labor in the world that puts men in charge of the public spheres - work, government, etc. - while women carry the entire burden of raising a family without being paid for their efforts.

The crates were too burdensome for one person to carry.

The economic burden related to flu and cold infections is enormous.

Martin Luther King once said, Don't hate, it's too big a burden to bear.

It is estimated that the number of deaths related to cigarette smoking in China will reach three million by 2050, putting a great burden on the country's health service.

Discussion question: Do you think taking care of elderly parents places an unnecessary burden on people?


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