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Word: onerous

Definition: burdensome


Sentences Containing 'onerous'

As with the role of Marguerite in "Faust", Gounod's demands on his principal soprano are particularly onerous – from light soprano in Act I to more dramatic singing in Act IV.
Cardus did not find his duties at Shrewsbury onerous.
If people recall necessary but onerous procedures more positively, then they are more likely to return for repeat procedures later in life.
It turned out to be an easier task than they expected, as the 37-year-old new lawyer-Governor immediately saw the advantages of an organized Bar capable of enforcing academic and professional standards for would-be lawyers along with a disciplinary process to protect the public from lawyer misconduct. Sanders later recalled that, “Up until that time, while a fairly rigorous written Bar exam was required of every applicant, it was not nearly as comprehensive and onerous as the one we have today, and there was no multistate component.
People with cats find litter boxes duties to be such onerous chores that they are willing to create and buy appliances that will perform this task for them.
The Directive provided a framework of minimum provisions applicable throughout the European Union but did not seek to impose onerous obligations on national trade mark registries.
The duke embraced Sancho and told him he was heartily sorry he had given up the government so soon, but that he would see that he was provided with some other post on his estate less onerous and more profitable.
The format / details to be provided in a FAR generally depends upon the following factors: Maintenance of a FAR in a multi-national corporation (MNC) can be onerous and complex due to different regulatory and compliance requirements in each country and different currencies.

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