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encumber
used in The Adventures of Augie March

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Definition
hinder (make more difficult, or less valuable, hold back, or weigh down)
  • Families, single men, working girls in pairs bringing their beach and summer things, some not so visibly encumbered but heavily loaded all the same.
    Chapter 8 (89% in)
  • Ah, sure, he was still a going concern, very much so, but he had to take thought more than others did about himself, since if he went wrong he was a total loss, nowise justified, a dead account, a basket case, an encumbrance, zero.
    Chapter 5 (62% in)

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