onus onus  /ˈoʊ nəs/

Definition(s):

  • (n) an onerous or difficult concern

Usage(s):

  1. The onus for paying now shifts to the taxpayers, who will cover $700 million, or more than 50 percent, of the fund's budget.
  2. Now, however, the Clinton visit arguably puts the onus of international diplomacy back on the Obama Administration, which came into office very much wanting to engage the North.
  3. Meanwhile, the vote increases the onus on the fence sitters to go beyond merely criticizing the President and show voters they have a constructive agenda of their own.

News

  1. Pressure on to finish farm bill

    A day after the Senate passed a five-year, $500 billion farm bill for the second consecutive year, top agriculture officials put the onus on the House not to drop the ball again.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Des Moines Register

  2. Grassley puts pressure on House to complete farm bill

    A day after the Senate passed a five-year, $500 billion farm bill for the second consecutive year, Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley put the onus on his colleagues in the House not to drop the ball again.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Des Moines Register

  3. On NSA, Obama Points to Congress

    President Barack Obama is clearly pinning the onus for oversight of recently revealed intelligence-gathering programs on Capitol Hill.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: CQ Politics

Quotes

  1. "I look forward to going home and playing," Garnett said. "It's going to be like coming into the amazon, into the jungle. The onus is on us. We've definitely got to win in game six and come out and set our feet in the cement, so to speak,...
    on Jun 16, 2008 By: Kevin Garnett Source: AFP

  2. "The onus is on you," Mr Ban said, referring to Mr Ahmadinejad, "and you have not satisfied the requirements of the international community that your nuclear development program is for peaceful purposes, as you claim."
    on Apr 30, 2010 By: Ban Ki-moon Source: The Hindu

  3. "What's going on with children doesn't worry me. What's going on with adults worries me. If we are not more committed to these young people ...... they will go as far as we take them, so the onus is on us, not on the children," Washington told...
    on Sep 17, 2008 By: Denzel Washington Source: FOXNews

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