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intrusion
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David Copperfield
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  • I will intrude no longer.’
  • It’s only to say, on reflection,’ observed a voice behind Uriah, as Uriah’s head was pushed away, and the speaker’s substituted — ’pray excuse me for this intrusion — that as it seems I have no choice in the matter, the sooner I go abroad the better.
  • I ask your pardon, sir, if I intrude.
  • I should never wish to intrude where I were not welcome.
  • But appearing to remark that Mr. Wickfield went on with his dinner in the same sedate, immovable manner, and that there was no hope of making him relax a muscle of his face, he added: ’However, I have said what I came to say, and, with another apology for this intrusion, I may take myself off.
  • We can’t be happy together for five minutes in the evening, but some intrusive female knocks at the door, and says, ’Oh, if you please, Miss Dora, would you step upstairs!’
  • I assure Mr. T. T. that I would not intrude upon his kindness, were I in any other position than on the confines of distraction.

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  • It is an unnecessary government intrusion into private affairs.
  • our security software detected an unauthorized intrusion into the network

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