oppressively heavy; onerous.
distressing; troublesome.
Nautical. having a full hull form, as a merchant vessel built for capacity rather than speed.
Contemporary Examples

Do We Really Trust Government Bureaucracy to Handle Immigration Reform? David Frum April 25, 2013
Rand Paul and the Certification Racket Russell Saunders August 10, 2014
Are Prisons Bleeding Us Dry? Sheila A. Bedi November 30, 2013
Ebola, ISIS, the Border: So Much to Fear, So Little Time! Gene Robinson November 1, 2014
Piling on Palin, Hating on Hillary Caroline Heldman November 29, 2008

Historical Examples

Rolf In The Woods Ernest Thompson Seton
On Prayer and The Contemplative Life St. Thomas Aquinas
The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 11 Various
A Window in Thrums J. M. Barrie
The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 12, Issue 323, July 19, 1828 Various

hard to bear; onerous

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