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encumber
used in A Tale of Two Cities

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Definition
hinder (make more difficult, or less valuable, hold back, or weigh down)
  • So much more wicked and distracted had the Revolution grown in that December month, that the rivers of the South were encumbered with the bodies of the violently drowned by night, and prisoners were shot in lines and squares under the southern wintry sun.
    3.4 — Calm in Storm (94% in)
  • Unencumbered with luggage, they would soon overtake the coach, and, passing it and preceding it on the road, would order its horses in advance, and greatly facilitate its progress during the precious hours of the night, when delay was the most to be dreaded.
    3.14 — The Knitting Done (38% in)

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