Can I use the word "weight" instead of "burden" in the phrases bellow? Do they have the same meaning when used in this context?

Must be such a heavy burden / weight for them to carry so much hate around all the time!

Two older sisters can be such a heavy burden / weight for a small boy to bear.

In tears, she cried: “I never meant to be such a heavy burden /weight for you.

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Burden is better in these cases. We often use "burden" metaphorically. Using "weight" could be read literally (two sisters are a heavy weight, if they are sitting on your back.)

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