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officious
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The Winter's Tale
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  • I will bring these two moles, these blind ones, aboard him: if he think it fit to shore them again, and that the complaint they have to the king concerns him nothing, let him call me rogue for being so far officious; for I am proof against that title, and what shame else belongs to’t.
  • ] You, sir, come you hither: You that have been so tenderly officious With Lady Margery, your midwife, there, To save this bastard’s life,—for ’tis a bastard, So sure as this beard’s grey,—what will you adventure To save this brat’s life?

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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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