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Definitionfitting in so as not to attract much attention or disturb
- We have ever been far from wishing to obtrude ourselves on anyone.Chapters 40-42 (35% in)
- I was not so vexed at losing Agnes as I might have been, since it gave me an opportunity of making myself known to Traddles on the stairs, who greeted me with great fervour; while Uriah writhed with such obtrusive satisfaction and self-abasement, that I could gladly have pitched him over the banisters.Chapters 25-27 (20% in)
- Also of sitting down here, on a sofa, and seeing Traddles's hair start up, now his hat was removed, like one of those obtrusive little figures made of springs, that fly out of fictitious snuff-boxes when the lid is taken off.Chapters 40-42 (28% in)
- There was an obtrusive show of compassionate zeal in his voice and manner, more intolerable — at least to me — than any demeanour he could have assumed.Chapters 40-42 (74% in)
There are no more uses of "unobtrusive" in David Copperfield.
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