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  1. carrying a heavy load; heavily laden: a heavy-laden cart.
  2. very tired or troubled; burdened: heavy-laden with care.
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Origin of heavy-laden

First recorded in 1400–50, heavy-laden is from the late Middle English word hevy ladyn. See heavy, laden
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  • Take that saying, 'Come unto me, all ye that are weary and heavy-laden.'

    A Writer's Recollections (In Two Volumes), Volume I

    Mrs. Humphry Ward

  • I see that you are weary of your fears—that you have long been heavy-laden with anxiety.

    Feats on the Fiord

    Harriet Martineau

  • Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.

    The Rainbow

    D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence

  • Heaven in mercy sends it to the sick and heavy-laden with healing on its wings.

  • His text, "Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy-laden."

    John Marvel, Assistant

    Thomas Nelson Page