(third-person singular simple present disburthens, present participle disburthening, simple past and past participle disburthened)
- 1826, Mary Shelley, The Last Man:
- I heard my sister's sobs, and thought, happy are women who can weep, and in a passionate caress disburthen the oppression of their feelings; shame and habitual restraint hold back a man.
- 1897, Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre:
- I waited now his return; eager to disburthen my mind, and to seek of him the solution of the enigma that perplexed me.
- 1914, Margaret Bird Steinmetz, Leaves of Life:
- When we have new perception we shall gladly disburthen the memory of the hoarded treasures as old rubbish.