Adjective : onerous duties. ,an onerous agreement. From Dictionary.com.
Beyond which, where in the history or text of the amendment would the length/onerousness criteria arise?. From Wordnik.com. [The Volokh Conspiracy » Butler v. Perry and the Constitutionality of Forced Labor Under the Thirteenth Amendment:] Reference
The Government of Greece strongly urges the onerousness of the duty here imposed upon the currants of that country, amounting to 100 per cent or more of their market value. From Wordnik.com. [State of the Union Address (1790-2001)] Reference
In the case of labor, the "cost" consists of the level of training and skill required, hours worked, and the onerousness and riskiness of the working conditions and the training mentioned above. From Wordnik.com. [Free Trade in Tech Labor, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty] Reference
Add to that pressure the fact that each whisky in each barrel is ever so slightly different and suddenly the onerousness of the task at hand becomes clear. From Wordnik.com. [Luxist] Reference
Public duty is an excuse, which on such occasions is very generally made by men in office, who in nine cases out of ten seek to conceal the onerousness of literary labor under that ample cloak. From Wordnik.com. [Personal Memoirs of a Residence of Thirty Years with the Indian Tribes on the American Frontiers] Reference
It was just when he was balancing in his mind the relative advantages of becoming a doctor or a lawyer, and speculating as to which of these professions appealed the more keenly to his fancy, that Fate intervened and relieved him of the onerousness of choosing between them. From Wordnik.com. [The Wall Between] Reference
Attention having been called to the demonetization of silver in 1873 and to the consequent fall of prices and the growing onerousness of debts and fixed charges, gold monometallism was indicted as the cause "which had locked fast the prosperity of an industrial people in the paralysis of hard times" and brought the United States into financial servitude to. From Wordnik.com. [History of the United States, Volume 5 (of 6)] Reference
One possibility is, for example, that it means every person who can work gets a share of income based on his or her duration, intensity, and onerousness of socially valued labor, but not based on property, or power, or even output, while those who can't work get special needs addressed and, beyond that, average income. From Wordnik.com. [Venezuela Analysis] Reference
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