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  • "I’n ne’er meddled, an’ I’n no call to promise," said Timothy.
  • "Well, I wouldn’t meddle with ’cause myself," said Solomon.
  • But them are fools as meddle, and so I told the chaps here.
  • "Well, promise me not to meddle again, and I’ll see that nobody informs against you."
  • The owner has nothing to say against it, and if you meddle with them you’ll have to do with the constable and Justice Blakesley, and with the handcuffs and Middlemarch jail.
  • "Aw, we wooant meddle—they may do as they loike for oos"—were the forms in which Caleb got his pledges; and then he hastened back to Fred, who had followed him, and watched him in the gateway.
  • One day, when he was doing some valuation for me, he told me point-blank that clergymen seldom understood anything about business, and did mischief when they meddled; but he said it as quietly and respectfully as if he had been talking to me about sailors.
  • You have spoken of my ’secret meddling,’ and my ’interfering ignorance,’ and my ’false assent.’
  • Whatever you do in the end, Dorothea, you should really keep back at present, and not volunteer any meddling with this Bulstrode business.
  • "No, no," said Mr. Brooke, shaking his head; "I cannot let young ladies meddle with my documents.
  • Lydgate paused in his movements, looked at her again, and said, with biting severity— "Will this be enough to convince you of the harm you may do by secret meddling?

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  • Don’t meddle in my affairs!
  • She’s always meddling in other people’s business.

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