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encumber
used in The House of the Seven Gables

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Definition
hinder (make more difficult, or less valuable, hold back, or weigh down)
  • Not to encumber our story with Mr. Pyncheon's scruples, whether of conscience, pride, or fatherly affection, he at length ordered his daughter to be called.
    Chapter 13 — Alice Pyncheon (58% in)

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