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Unemployment places a heavy burden on the welfare state.
Men say they are willing to share the burden of domestic work.
When an elderly relative falls ill, you should not have to shoulder the burden alone.
An attempt was made to shift the burden of care from hospitals to the local community.
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a part of an atom that moves around the nucleus (=centre) and has a negative electrical charge