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meddle
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition
interfere (in another's affairs or business); or handle (something that shouldn't be handled)
  • This morbid meddling of conscience with an immaterial matter betokened, it is to be feared, no genuine and steadfast penitence, but something doubtful, something that might be deeply wrong beneath.
    Chapter 5 -- Hester at her Needle (59% in)
  • He looked like the darkly engraved portraits which we see prefixed to old volumes of sermons, and had no more right than one of those portraits would have to step forth, as he now did, and meddle with a question of human guilt, passion, and anguish.
    Chapter 3 -- The Recognition (56% in)
  • Meddle no more with it!
    Chapter 17 -- The Pastor and his Parishioner (92% in)

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