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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of unburden.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not burdened.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not burdened with difficulties or responsibilities
  • adj. not encumbered with a physical burden or load


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  • One moral reformer in Montana reported this about life in a mining town: Men without the restraint of law, indifferent to public opinion, and unburdened by families, drink whenever they feel like it, whenever they have the money to pay for it, and whenever there is nothing else to do. . .

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • Look then for the blank card, the sprung trap, the net's dissolve, the unburdened line that swings free in the air.

    Time to Rhyme

  • In the nearly 24 months since Mr. Obama's election, popular enthusiasm for him has gone the way of his famous speeches — lyrical, inspired and unburdened by the weight of concrete thought.

    Why Obama Is No Roosevelt

  • Arch-hypocrite and Tuscan property guru Polly Toynbee has unburdened herself on the subject of corporate tax of a piece of sanctimonious, pompous finger-wagging in today's Guardian under the title "It's time to rattle and bang in protest at this outrage".

    The Evil That Walks Invisible

  • She began writing for a start-up newspaper, but her youthful enthusiasm, as yet unburdened by repression and its consequences, soon led to frustration with her editors.

    Teenage Journalist Portrays 'Normal' Libya

  • Though Tampa won the American League pennant in 2008 and the AL East championship last year, Rays players said they remain unburdened by the same level of pressure that their counterparts in big-money, big-media markets might feel.

    Tampa Plays It Cool As Their Rivals Sweat

  • He could just walk out the front door, just walk right out and head off to wherever, totally unencumbered, totally unburdened.

    The Other Side Of Anger | Her Bad Mother

  • I’m not advocating lying – but since there was no real harm done, and it wasn’t something that mattered to her, I think she unburdened herself unfairly.

    Q&A with M.J. Rose by Jennifer Campaniolo Content Manager of NuvoMedia, Inc. – a division of Gemstar.

  • Having thus unburdened himself, the author drops the subject — consciously at least.


  • However, unburdened by the logistics of operating and defending an encampment, Occupy Chicago is blossoming with successful acts of outreach, education, and direct action.

    Mark Cassello: Occupy Chicago Scores Victories Without a Camp


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