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officious
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Nicholas Nickleby
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  • ’Here he is, please sir,’ rejoined twenty officious voices.
  • But Sir Mulberry Hawk was not to be so easily repulsed, for he advanced with extended hand; and Mrs Nickleby officiously informing Kate of this circumstance, she was obliged to extend her own.

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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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