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Sample sentences for the GRE study word encumber

encumber can be used as a verb

1.But all women are rakes in their hearts, and numbers never encumber them. - from The Romance of Lust by Anonymous
2.Again, not a very difficult condition with which to encumber such a rise in fortune but if you have any objection to it, this is the time to mention it. - from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
3.Firm, faithful, and devoted, full of energy, and zeal, and truth, he labours for his race he clears their painful way to improvement he hews down like a giant the prejudices of creed and caste that encumber it. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
4.I actually love no one, sir you know it, do you not I do not then see why, without real necessity, I should encumber my life with a perpetual companion. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
5.Why was that fore-carriage of a truck in that place in the street In the first place, to encumber the street next, in order that it might finish the process of rusting. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
6.Men fire in a square, in a passage, in a blind alley they take and re-take the barricade blood flows, the grape-shot riddles the fronts of the houses, the balls kill people in their beds, corpses encumber the streets. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
7.A child encumbers a fugitive perhaps, on perceiving it was still alive, he had thrown it into the river.. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
8.It is a clog which, for the supposed benefit of some particular countries, embarrasses the pleasures and encumbers the industry of all other countries, but of the colonies more than of any other. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith

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