Examples of encumbrance in a Sentence
without the encumbrance of a heavy backpack, I could sprint along the trail
Recent Examples of encumbrance from the Web
The pleasure of seeing them together onscreen, and the intermittent spark of comedic energy that passes between them, doesn’t outweigh the overwhelming encumbrances of the script and, above all, of the direction.
Wong often proceeds by indirection, and the obvious contrast of this first meeting — between Big Labor’s encumbrances and Roosevelt’s dexterity — made, in retrospect, a deliberate point.
Martin Weston, the national junior coach manager for British tennis, isn’t surprised by the shot’s dwindling presence, partly due to the shot’s encumbrance.
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First Known Use of encumbrance
Legal Definition of encumbrance
: a claim (as a lien) against property; specifically : an interest or right (as an easement or a lease) in real property that may diminish the value of the estate but does not prevent the conveyance of the estate that these premises are free from all encumbrances
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