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Sample sentences for the GRE study word onerous

onerous can be used as a adj

1.A harmony established contrary to sense is often more onerous than a war. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
2.That all this might not be too onerous on the purses of his rustic patrons, who are apt to consider the costs of schooling a grievous burden, and schoolmasters as mere drones, he had various ways of rendering himself both useful and agreeable. - from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
3.And Boris, having apparently relieved himself of an onerous duty and extricated himself from an awkward situation and placed another in it, became quite pleasant again. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

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