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officious
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Pride and Prejudice
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  • You are rather disposed to call his interference officious?
  • Elizabeth’s misery increased, at such unnecessary, such officious attention!
  • The fact is, that you were sick of civility, of deference, of officious attention.
  • His ease and cheerfulness rendered him a most agreeable addition to their evening party; and he bore with the ill-judged officiousness of the mother, and heard all her silly remarks with a forbearance and command of countenance particularly grateful to the daughter.

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  • She plays the role of a well-meaning but officious classmate who thinks she knows what’s best for everyone.
  • He rushes from office to office making an officious nuisance of himself.

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