Examples of usage:

  1. He was a quiet, gentle child, kept down by his position; but though thus made the best of, he was felt to be an inconvenience and an encumbrance, if not now, certainly in the future. "" by
  2. The bear lifted the iron glove towards his face, examined it, turned his paw round and round, bent his head from side to side, looked at the trap askance with the most puzzled air, felt the encumbrance, tapped it on the rock, and evidently knew not what to do. "Anecdotes of the Habits and Instinct of Animals" by R. Lee
  3. Life is a damned, rotten encumbrance! "Dr. Adriaan" by Louis Couperus
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