bear the burden (of something)

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bear the burden (of something)

To endure something distressing, painful, stressful, or emotionally or physically taxing, especially for the sake of others. Our mother bore the burden of this farm for 53 years until the day she died. My partner quit his job to stay home with the baby, so I have to bear the burden of earning enough to pay the mortgage.
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References in classic literature ?
.but a call to bear the burden of a long twilight struggle.
The States, to whose lot it might fall to support the necessary establishments, would be as little able as willing, for a considerable time to come, to bear the burden of competent provisions.
For these occasions he kept a few bottles of beer under the bed, and one of these and a pipe would help him to bear the burden of life.
in what a monstrous moment of pride and passion he had prayed that the portrait should bear the burden of his days, and he keep the unsullied splendour of eternal youth!
To proceed; you must know that though the uncle put before his niece and described to her the qualities of each one in particular of the many who had asked her in marriage, begging her to marry and make a choice according to her own taste, she never gave any other answer than that she had no desire to marry just yet, and that being so young she did not think herself fit to bear the burden of matrimony.
Wandering among the scenes of my boyhood, I can consider with myself how I may best bear the burden of the life that lies before me.
We will recoup ourselves by the levy of a general rate; for private individuals cannot be expected to bear the burden of such a handsome present."
I rejoiced that I should leave neither wife nor child to bear the burden of my shame throughout their lives.
We have sympathy with Maulana Fazl because the weak shoulders of the opposition are not ready to bear the burden of him.'
Punjab's labourers, aged pensioners and unemployed youth will bear the burden of their [PTI] incompetency.
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Leader Sadaqat Ali Abbasi said on Monday only one percent tax filers could not bear the burden of the other 99% non tax filers, adding there was no doubt that incumbent government wanted to subsidized more on petrol prices to relief the nation but the national kitty was empty.
He said the incumbent government has to bear the burden of interest payments on massive borrowing by PML-N government during its tenure.
What is there to celebrate when the poor and the common man will have to bear the burden of paying off these loans?
He said the present government has to bear the burden of heavy interest being paid on the massive borrowing taken by the PML-N government during its tenure.
Rehman also urged Khan to constitute national consortium of Pakistan-based banks which will bear the burden of 1/4th of total loans foreign loans.