She doubted Mrs. Van Osburgh’s reluctance, but was aware of Miss Farish’s habit of ascribing her own delicacies of feeling to the persons least likely to be encumbered by them.
She signalled to that official, and in a moment, with the ease that seemed to attend the fulfilment of all her wishes, a little table had been set up between the seats, and she had helped Mr. Gryce to bestow his encumbering properties beneath it.
A year ago I should have been of use to you, and now I should be an encumbrance; and I like you for telling me so quite honestly.
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Digital distribution is encumbered by old copyright law.
Players complain they are encumbered by the new protective padding.