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meddlesome
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Don Quixote
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  • To which Sancho made answer, "Far better would it be not to look for him, for, if we find him, and he happens to be the owner of the money, it is plain I must restore it; it would be better, therefore, that without taking this needless trouble, I should keep possession of it until in some other less meddlesome and officious way the real owner may be discovered; and perhaps that will be when I shall have spent it, and then the king will hold me harmless."
  • "I have heard of this book already," said Don Quixote, "and verily and on my conscience I thought it had been by this time burned to ashes as a meddlesome intruder; but its Martinmas will come to it as it does to every pig; for fictions have the more merit and charm about them the more nearly they approach the truth or what looks like it; and true stories, the truer they are the better they are;" and so saying he walked out of the printing office with a certain amount of displeasure inů

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  • fear a meddlesome government agency arbitraily enforcing vague rules
  • Mr. Curtain had transformed all those meddlesome people into his own private workforce, and they didn’t even realize it.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society

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