Usage examples for encumbrances

  1. " But yet, let me ask you, what are rank and name but empty sounds, though often encumbrances to their possessors? – The Prime Minister by W.H.G. Kingston
  2. He had adopted the Revolution from a belief that the great mass of the people would be better off in the world without kings, nobility, or aristocrats; and having made himself firm in this belief, he used to the utmost his coarse, huge, burly power in upsetting these encumbrances on the nation. – La Vendée An Historical Romance by Anthony Trollope
  3. Take it with all its encumbrances and weight of cares. – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope