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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.
These proposals would only increase the tax burden on business.
a huge burden of debt
He will always carry a burden of guilt for what happened.