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weighed down


  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj weighed down heavily burdened with work or cares "bowed down with troubles","found himself loaded down with responsibilities","overburdened social workers","weighed down with cares"
    • adj weighed down full of; bearing great weight "trees heavy with fruit","vines weighed down with grapes"
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  • Jean Racine
    Jean Racine
    “Now my innocence begins to weigh me down.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “O sleep, O gentle sleep, nature's soft nurse, how have I frightened thee, that thou no more wilt weigh my eye-lids down and steep my senses in forgetfulness?”


In literature:

Much of it weighs them down.
"Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official" by William Sleeman
She pressed down, so far as she could, the heavy affliction that was weighing upon her mind.
"Verner's Pride" by Mrs. Henry Wood
The poor patient girl was quite weighed down under the burden of her three brothers.
"Gritli's Children" by Johanna Spyri
One sees The Good Little Boys weighing down everything the moment they are grown up.
"Crowds" by Gerald Stanley Lee
He weighed the ring up and down in his palm and laughed a dry, crackling laugh.
"An Unpardonable Liar" by Gilbert Parker
There is something on his mind which weighs him down occasionally, and checks him in the height of his mirth.
"Japhet, In Search Of A Father" by Frederick Marryat
But this one night it weighed him down.
"Atlantic Monthly,Volume 14, No. 82, August, 1864" by Various
Without doubt it is individual interest which weighs us down with tariffs; but it acts upon conviction.
"What Is Free Trade?" by Frédérick Bastiat
He didn't know there was a grave, but something weighed him down with unspeakable remorse.
"The Cromptons" by Mary J. Holmes
The huge monuments around weighed down my spirit to the earth.
"Roman Mosaics" by Hugh Macmillan
This is a lonesome place, and strange fancies weigh down a man's mind when all he may hear is the wind singing to the surges.
"King Olaf's Kinsman" by Charles Whistler
See Europe, Afric, Asia, put in balance, And all weighed down by one light, worthless woman!
"The Works of John Dryden, Volume 5 (of 18)" by John Dryden
The Frenchman advanced: took up a pistol, weighed and balanced it most carefully in his hand, and then ... laid it down.
"A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume One" by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
The figure moved slowly forward, seemingly weighed down with its heavy chains, until it reached an open space in the courtyard.
"Greek and Roman Ghost Stories" by Lacy Collison-Morley
The climax of "The Bells" is the muffled monotone of ghouls, who glory in weighing down the human heart.
"The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe
When he commenst the trial he weighed 200; in a week he wuz down to 125; and in fourteen days he slep in the valley!
"“Swingin Round the Cirkle.”" by Petroleum V. Nasby
If other men had made money while he fought, then let them be weighed down by their bags of gold.
"The Trumpeter Swan" by Temple Bailey
The news brought by Kauaitshe weighed him down in a manner that allowed neither hope or quietude.
"The Delight Makers" by Adolf Bandelier
Lady Chillington's threat to send me to a French school weighed down my spirits.
"The Argosy" by Various
The sins of the fallen world weigh me down.
"The Story of the Innumerable Company, and Other Sketches" by David Starr Jordan

In poetry:

Therein a fetter
Shall shackle and bind me,
Shall weigh down my shouting
With their delicate perfume!"
"March" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
'Gladly would I rejoice,' she said,
'But grief weighs down my heart.
'Can I be happy when I know
Tomorrow we must part?
"Alexander And Zenobia" by Anne Bronte
Out over childhood's borders,
Manhood's brave banners unfurled,
Weighed down with precepts and orders
A boy has gone into the world.
"Into The World" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
What trouble weighs thee down, what sorrow sore
Lies heavy on thy yet so youthful breast?
Sure fortune yet holds wide for thee her door;
Sure fame and joy yet wait thy earnest quest.
"The Teacher" by Thomas Frederick Young
Sleep on, sweet bird! I go to court the same:
How sweet the hour to meditation giv'n!
Now sleep's soft dews weigh down my weary frame;
Then peace, my woes! and leave the rest to heav'n.
"Time: An Elegy. Written Near The Ruins Of Elgin Cathedral" by Robert Alves
"I have put out the holy sepulchral fire,
I have scatter'd the dust of my warrior-sire!
It burns on my head, and it weighs down my heart;
But the winds shall not wander without their part
To strew o'er the restless deep!
"The Sword Of The Tomb : A Northern Legend" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans

In news:

I still drink it, but only because the heavy stuff weighs me down and I'm out of the "game" quicker.
Indexes were weighed down by negative Wall Street futures.
Oil prices retreated Wednesday after a big jump the day before, weighed down by the outlook for ample supplies and weak demand.
Or the building's gloomy fortress walls, which have weighed down Philadelphia's traditional shopping street for well over three decades.
Is your every day foundation weighing your skin down this summer.
All are signs your life is being weighed down by bad behavior habits.
Arena and Eisai's Obesity Therapy Weighed Down by FDA Panel Vote against Approval.
Weighed down with worry.
100 Pounds Overweight, Monmouth Woman Wouldn't be Weighed Down .
Gorgeous hair without being weighed down, isn't that what we all dream of.
'Last Ounce of Courage' is weighed down by zealotry : review.
Apple Shares Weigh Down Techs.
But the Dow is down only 14 points for the week, easing concern that lingering damage from Sandy would weigh on share prices or the economy.
That weight literally weighed her down for years keeping her from fulfilling one of her biggest dreams, becoming a police officer.
Weigh it down and prebake it.