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officious
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Sense and Sensibility
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  • Every qualification is raised at times, by the circumstances of the moment, to more than its real value; and she was sometimes worried down by officious condolence to rate good-breeding as more indispensable to comfort than good-nature.
  • Before her removing from Norland, Elinor had painted a very pretty pair of screens for her sister-in-law, which being now just mounted and brought home, ornamented her present drawing room; and these screens, catching the eye of John Dashwood on his following the other gentlemen into the room, were officiously handed by him to Colonel Brandon for his admiration.

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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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