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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: - burdened by cares; "all ye that labor and are heavy-laden"-Matt.11:28
troubled - characterized by or indicative of distress or affliction or danger or need; "troubled areas"; "fell into a troubled sleep"; "a troubled expression"; "troubled teenagers"
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Through this little gate, she passed out of childhood into the care-laden world.
I was used to adults being care-laden and distracted, pretending to listen while the center of their attention was knit to some problem that needed solving.
Disillusion and dislocation are the overriding themes of a book that brilliantly reflects that awkward transitional period between the carefree world of childhood and the care-laden adult existence.