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prae-grăvo , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a., press heavily upon, to oppress with weight, to encumber (perh. not before the Aug. period).
B. Transf., to exceed in weight, preponderate: “ne praegravet fructus parte aliquā,Plin. 17, 22, 35, § 184.—
II. Trop., to weigh down, depress: qui praegravat artes, Infra se positas, qs. presses them down by his own superiority, Hor. Ep. 2, 1, 13.—
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (5):
    • Suetonius, Divus Julius, 76
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 5, 34
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 7, 23
    • Seneca, de Clementia, 1.24.1
    • Columella, Res Rustica, 7.6
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