If I could have hoped to train him, I would have bought a lion instead of that dog and would have turned him loose upon the first intolerable robber who should dare to make an encroachment on my rights.
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After awhile, the others dragged mattresses and blankets into the room and made a nest around me, and we packed together for warmth against the encroaching chill.
Ransom Riggs -- Hollow City
But over the summer his encroaching dementia had taken a cruel twist.
Ransom Riggs -- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children