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bur duhn suhm

  • s  not easily borne; wearing; I only had to greet the guests"
    the burdensome task of preparing the income tax return

  • But the new Journal of Social Issues paper suggests this dilemma has become less burdensome in the age of Tiger Woods and Barack Obama.
  • It feels burdensome, of course.
  • And while many observers have said a GM or Chrysler should be allowed to go into bankruptcy to try and reorganize (and even possibly renegotiate some of its burdensome union .
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  • John McCain in Los Angeles Times
    McCain said families would gain "the opportunity to trade a burdensome mortgage for a manageable loan that reflects the market value of their home."
  • John Paul Stevens in ABC News
    We cannot conclude that the statute imposes 'excessively burdensome requirements' on any class of voters,Stevens said.
  • George Mitchell in Forbes
    At the time of my appointment, I made clear that there could be no firm timetable for completion of this investigation,Mitchell said. "Understandably, for some, gathering the information I have requested has been burdensome and...

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