Definition of taxing:
hard, trying, disturbing, heavy, tedious, formidable, effortful, severe, difficult, arduous, exacting, oppressive, tough, laborious, demanding, weighty, exacting, onerous, rough, exigent, rigorous, tiring, difficult, backbreaking, burdensome.
- "The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VI. (of 12)", Edmund Burke.
Tithes however may be considered as injurious to landlords, inasmuch as they act as a bounty on importation, by taxing the growth of home corn, while the importation of foreign corn remains unfettered.- "On The Principles of Political Economy, and Taxation", David Ricardo.
In a letter written to Lord Percy, then stationed at Boston, this eccentric new friend of the American cause- himself, it must be remembered, still a half- pay officer in the English army- expressed with great freedom his opinion of England's position: " Were the principle of taxing America without her consent admitted, Great Britain would that instant be ruined."- "The Romance of Old New England Rooftrees", Mary Caroline Crawford.