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onus
used in Tom Jones

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a burden — especially a burden to prove something
  • He therefore had recourse to his usual receipt of patience, for, though he was not a great adept in Latin, he remembered, and well understood, the advice contained in these words —_Leve fit quod bene fertur onus_ in English: A burden becomes lightest when it is well borne— which he had always in his mouth; and of which, to say the truth, he had often occasion to experience the truth.
    Book 2 (21% in)

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