unburden

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v unburden take the burden off; remove the burden from "unburden the donkey"
    • v unburden free or relieve (someone) of a burden
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Unburden To relieve from a burden.
    • Unburden To throw off, as a burden; to unload.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unburden To rid of a load; free from a burden; ease.
    • unburden To throw off as being a burden; discharge; hence, to disclose; reveal.
    • unburden To relieve, as the mind or heart, by disclosing what lies heavy on it; also, reflexively, to relieve (one's self) in this way: as, he unburdened himself to his confessor.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Unburden un-bur′dn to take a burden off: to free the mind from any weight or anxiety: to disclose—also Unbur′then
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Quotations

  • Germaine Greer
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    “Every time a man unburdens his heart to a stranger he reaffirms the love that unites humanity.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1st pref. un-, + burden,

Usage

In literature:

It will at least help you to unburden your mind.
"Captain Pott's Minister" by Francis L. Cooper
In the same letter he unburdens his heart in a burst of eloquent and noble indignation.
"Robert Burns" by Gabriel Setoun
Once in the street, she felt the necessity of unburdening her heart.
"The Grandee" by Armando Palacio Valdés
But he had to unburden himself to someone or run the risk of losing his emotional control.
"The Cartels Jungle" by Irving E. Cox, Jr.
To whom can I unburden my grief?
"Old-Time Stories" by Charles Perrault
I think she wished to unburden her mind once and for ever of all that had disturbed it.
"Room Number 3" by Anna Katharine Green
After all, it was no affair of mine and, now that I had unburdened myself, I felt conscience clear.
"My Brave and Gallant Gentleman" by Robert Watson
He felt sure that in his own good time Pat would unburden himself.
"The Boy Scouts in A Trapper's Camp" by Thornton W. Burgess
You just go right on an' unburden your mind.
"The Vision of Elijah Berl" by Frank Lewis Nason
Certainly they enjoyed their swim twice as much for the knowledge that the longest part of the day lay before them, unburdened by a single duty.
"Under Boy Scout Colors" by Joseph Bushnell Ames
Then Frank unburdened himself to the priest.
"A Boy Knight" by Martin J. (Martin Jerome) Scott
I feel better for having unburdened my mind.
"The Automobile Girls at Chicago" by Laura Dent Crane
I have unburdened myself.
"The Great Keinplatz Experiment and Other Tales of Twilight and the Unseen" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Sickness comes or loss, and then it is a comfort to speak out and unburden the heart.
"Lady Cassandra" by Mrs George de Horne Vaizey
Dinner was over by this time, and she felt free to unburden her mind and receive the longed-for sympathy.
"The Daughters of a Genius" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
Not to my father, however: I felt a kind of constraint about unburdening myself to him at such a moment.
"Jack Hinton The Guardsman" by Charles James Lever
Not even to his only confidante, Cynthia, did he unburden himself.
"Harper's Round Table, September 10, 1895" by Various
Perhaps now in her illness she needed someone to whom she could unburden her heart.
"The Perfume of Eros: A Fifth Avenue Incident" by Edgar Saltus
As they went, the Vicar unburdened himself of that secret which golf alone could have prevented him disclosing an hour ago.
"The Lady Evelyn" by Max Pemberton
Rarely would they unburden their minds by direct statements.
"The Revellers" by Louis Tracy
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In poetry:

Young tree, unburdened
By anything but your beautiful natural blossoms
And dew, the dark
Blood in my body drags me
Down with my brother.
"To A Blossoming Pear Tree" by James Wright
There is nothing that eases my heart so much
As the wind that blows from the purple hills;
'Tis a hand of balsam whose healing touch
Unburdens my bosom of ills.
"Epiphany" by Madison Julius Cawein
And the world naked as a new-born maiden
Stands virginal and splendid as at birth,
With all thine heaven of all its light unladen,
Of all its love unburdened all thine earth.
"Mater Triumphalis" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
There were friends--but their love is departed and dead,
And alone must the tear-drop disconsolate start,
All the beauty of Life, all its sweetness is fled,
Oh, who shall unburden this weight at my heart!
"Alone" by Lennox Amott

In news:

When the wet weather is over, these tanks — also known as cisterns — would open and release their water into the now-unburdened sewer system.
You unburden, The Dash takes notes.
When Massachusetts Democrat Barney Frank finally unburdens the Congress of his belligerent presence after his current term, he will leave two primary legacies.
Now that summer is nearly here, there are some Americans who will be heading off for weeks away in exotic locations or to endless rounds of golf, unburdened by the cares of life.
Louisville coach Charlie Strong is undefeated, untied and finally unburdened by racial inequality.
'Free and unburdened on the soccer field'.
Unburdened Yu Darvish K's 10, baffles Rays.
Unburdened and better than ever, for LeBron James the best might still be to come.
Louisville coach Charlie Strong is undefeated, untied and finally unburdened by racial inequality .
He announces his intention to divide his kingdom, so he may "unburdened crawl toward death" and, ironically, to avoid future strife.
Read along as he unburdens them.
Yet secretly, Mr Stylish-and-Stable envies anybody who lives carefree, unburdened by meetings and mortgages.
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In science:

This is a serious dilemma, because a concurrency model needs to be both low-level enough to reflect the underlying capabilities of the platform (“closeto-metal ”) and thus give predictable performance, but also high-level enough to unburden the programmer from detailed management and book-keeping of resources.
Function Interface Models for Hardware Compilation: Types, Signatures, Protocols
Hence, to unburden the notation we’ll omit the quotation marks for ind-schemes.
Double affine Hecke algebras and affine flag manifolds, I
To unburden the notation in the rest of the proof we’ll omit the functor f or.
Double affine Hecke algebras and affine flag manifolds, I
To unburden the notation, set R = 1 and rotate the geometry so that the base plane coincides with the plane Z = 0 parametrized by the radial and azimuthal coordinates r = X 2 + Y 2 and φ = arctan(Y /X ).
Force dipoles and local defects on flat fluid membranes
Unburdened by any significant inertia, they expand rapidly into the near-vacuum above the plunging region, where a centrifugal barrier prevents any matter with even a small amount of angular momentum from ever entering.
General Relativistic MHD Jets
The problem is instead the rather preposterous notion that this interpretation is uniquely unburdened by any prior philosophical world-view.
Quantum Theory: Interpretation Cannot be Avoided
Translation: Computer-aided translation (CAT) tools to allow translators to focus only in translating and unburden translators from auxiliary tasks such as formatting. These tools should have functionalities such as side-by-side editor and the re-use of previous translations.
Open architecture for multilingual parallel texts
All edges in S (0) are adjacent to only one polyhedron; we say that these are unburdened edges.
Creating subdivision rules from polyhedra with identifications
All edges start out as unburdened, become burdened, become loaded, and then disappear as we glue a polyhedron over them.
Creating subdivision rules from polyhedra with identifications
So e must have been a skew edge (burdened or unburdened) in S (n − 1), which is impossible by our induction hypothesis.
Creating subdivision rules from polyhedra with identifications
We now show (by considering a possible counterexample) that there are no unburdened skew edges in S (n+1), which completes the proof.
Creating subdivision rules from polyhedra with identifications
Assume that there is an unburdened skew edge e.
Creating subdivision rules from polyhedra with identifications
Because e is unburdened, it must be in the interior of some polyhedron that was glued on to a fan A in S (n + 1).
Creating subdivision rules from polyhedra with identifications
An unburdened skew edge must look something like this.
Creating subdivision rules from polyhedra with identifications
Each new vertex starts with three unburdened lines.
Creating subdivision rules from polyhedra with identifications
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