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overburdened

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj overburdened heavily burdened with work or cares "bowed down with troubles","found himself loaded down with responsibilities","overburdened social workers","weighed down with cares"
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Quotations

  • Jack Welch
    Jack Welch
    “An overburdened, over-stretched executive is the best executive, because he or she doesn't have the time to meddle, to deal in trivia, to bother people”

Usage

In literature:

Only the letter from Hummel secured the boy an audience, for Czerny was already overburdened with pupils.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 14" by Elbert Hubbard
CONGREVE was disputing a point of fact with a man of a very positive disposition, but one who was not overburdened with sense.
"The Jest Book" by Mark Lemon
Or is the poor wretch's fondness a recompense for his overburdened lot?
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 26, August, 1880" by Various
There is no danger of eating too much if the system is not overburdened.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Vol. 3 (of 4)" by W. Grant Hague
Fatigued with the long day, and overburdened with the load of equipment, rest was the first essential.
"The 28th: A Record of War Service in the Australian Imperial Force, 1915-19, Vol. I" by Herbert Brayley Collett
And though he was overburdened, owing to his present position, he nevertheless managed to steal a few hours every day for his own work.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
The individual citizen can be trusted to see that he is not overburdened.
"Looking Backward" by Edward Bellamy
Your eyes are as dry as if tears were not meant to relieve the overburdened heart.
"The Diamond Coterie" by Lawrence L. Lynch
Edward Cridge, of Christ Church, and now sadly overburdened with debt.
"Some Reminiscences of old Victoria" by Edgar Fawcett
She must also awaken fresh distress in Paul's mind, already overburdened with grief for the loss of his mother.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
In 1560 Laurence was presented, because he overburdened the commons with his cattle.
"Shakespeare's Family" by Mrs. C. C. Stopes
They were lonely, overburdened, despondent, darkly philosophical.
"Children of the Desert" by Louis Dodge
I am overburdened with curiosity.
"Outdoor Sketching" by Francis Hopkinson Smith
Like Dan they were overburdened with money, and remarkably free with it.
"Colorado Jim" by George Goodchild
You are not overburdened with worldly riches at present, anyway.
"Lorimer of the Northwest" by Harold Bindloss
Usually they compose short sentences, so there is little danger of overburdening the reader's attention.
"English: Composition and Literature" by W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
A few times they heard the snow sliding, with the dull sound of rolling window shade, down from the overburdened limbs.
"The Voice of the Pack" by Edison Marshall
But Jones had resumed his habitual pace, his appearance that of a person who, already overburdened, had received one more disappointment.
"Lefty Locke Pitcher-Manager" by Burt L. Standish
He arrived at last; he landed, and he was cast upon the sea of London life without a penny in his pockets, and no luggage to overburden him.
"Caught in a Trap" by John C. Hutcheson
When overburdened nerves gave way, the soldier was completely lost.
"A Jewish Chaplain in France" by Lee J. Levinger
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In poetry:

QUITE raw was Alice; for his purpose fit;
Not overburdened with a store of wit;
Of this indeed she could not be accused,
And Cupid's wiles by her were never used;
Poor lady, all with her was honest part,
And naught she knew of stratagem or art.
"The Ear-Maker And The Mould-Mender" by Jean de La Fontaine

In news:

I easily become overloaded, overburdened, and go overboard with busyness .
Will small jets overburden FAA resources.
Draghi Says ECB Won't Be Overburdened by Bank Supervision.
Animal shelters overburdened with cats in summer.
Kansas overburdened by government, taxes.
Perry has not overburdened the collection plate.
A look at the overburdened Philadelphia Immigration Court.
Mpofu said synchronized flushing will help move waste in the "old and overburdened" sanitation system, worsened by a growing urban population, water shortages and a troubled economy.
With nearly 70 percent of the population - 833 million people - living in rural areas and its cities already overburdened, there is a limit to how quickly the nation can urbanize.
At its peak, power outages shut down 25 percent of cell phone towers across 10 states, overburdening the remaining infrastructure and resulting in millions of dropped calls.
Recreation can be a hard sell, particularly when taxpayers feel increasingly overburdened during economic downturns.
As support networks go, taxpayers already are overburdened.
Our free speech rights are overburdened.
Lehmann's new book, Rich People Things, is a critical and witty look into the overburdened lives of the well-to-do.
When selecting a site, there are several things to consider: how overburden will affect the cost of stripping, the sizing of the material to estimate crushing cost, material hardness, and other quality features.
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In science:

The site is at the lowest level of the reactor building, with about 25 mwe of overburden, as depicted schematically in Figure 3.
A CsI(Tl) Scintillating Crystal Detector for the Studies of Low Energy Neutrino Interactions
The experiment is located at a site with 25 mwe overburden, which is sufficient to effectively attenuate the primary hadronic component from cosmic rays.
A CsI(Tl) Scintillating Crystal Detector for the Studies of Low Energy Neutrino Interactions
We will give a thorough introduction to the necessary terminology without overburdening the reader with unnecessary mathematics.
Quantum random walks - an introductory overview
In this section we briefly discuss the overburden issue in the context of accelerator neutrinos.
Report of the US long baseline neutrino experiment study
Several possible sites for the detector were mentioned, many of these with significant overburden, this latter condition being most relevant for the study of atmospheric and supernovae neutrinos, and for the search of proton decay.
Summary of the 3rd International Workshop on a Far Detector in Korea for the J-PARC Beam
Introduction The Sudbury Neutrino Observatory was located in the Vale-Inco mine in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada under two kilometers of rock overburden (∼6000 m of water equivalent).
Results from the Neutral Current Detector phase of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory
Super-K – The Super-Kamiokande detector is the world’s largest underground water Cherenkov detector, located in Kamioka mine (1000 m of rock overburden) in Hida-city, Gifu, Japan.
Review of Indirect WIMP Search Experiments
Their full analysis is quite tedious and to write all the terms would overburden the reader.
Supersymmetric Quantum Cosmology --- Shaken not stirred
The mean atmospheric overburden was 4.8 g/cm2, and the geomagnetic cutoff rigidity at the detector was well below 1 GV.
Measurements of the Cosmic-Ray Positron Fraction From 1 to 50 GeV
The emulsion chambers were exposed at flight altitude of the CONCORDE aircraft which is 17 km corresponding to an overburden of 100 g/cm2 .
High-Energy Interactions and Extensive Air Showers
However, the related analysis requires further theoretical developments which would overburden the present, already quite a long paper.
Quantum theory of a high harmonic generation as a three-step process
The rock overburden had a minimal depth of 3150 m.w.e and an average of 3700 m.w.e.
Search for cosmic ray sources using muons detected by the MACRO experiment
For an underground detector both methods require that the unequal distribution of the overburden and the dead-time of the apparatus be taken carefully into account .
Search for cosmic ray sources using muons detected by the MACRO experiment
Built off a highway tunnel during the early 1980s, the laboratory provides about 3800 mwe in overburden.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
In contrast, one study indicates that EXO, a liquid Xe TPC, might require an overburden of only 2400 mwe.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
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