So normally one could use the word "laden" to say,
The trees are laden with ripe fruit. ; This sentence doesn't have any negative emotion linked to it.
But when used with other sentences, like,
The banks are laden with debt. ;
Then laden carries a negative connotation, dictionaries describe "laden" as being burdened with something, so does it always carry a negative connotation?
Just for the purpose of questioning its usage, what if one were to say,
He came in laden with presents. ; One would find it to be a happy situation, so is it appropriate to use laden in ways like this?
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