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The Mill on the Floss
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  • "Something to do with business," said Mr. Deane, waving his hands, as if to repel intrusion into that mystery.
  • But further questions would have been too intrusive, even if he could have framed them suitably, and he was obliged to carry baby away again to an expectant mother.
  • He told himself so; and yet he had once or twice felt a certain savage resistance, and at another moment a shuddering repugnance, to this intrusion of Philip’s image, which almost made it a new incitement to rush toward Maggie and claim her for himself.
  • But he was silent, and would not allow his wife to ask him a question; would not present himself in the room, lest it should appear like intrusion and a wish to pry; having the same chivalry toward dark-eyed Maggie as in the days when he had bought her the memorable present of books.
  • ), but Philip felt himself rather base for intruding on what must be his friend’s painful secret.
  • "Ah yes; but they carry on their manufactures in their own sitting-room, where I don’t intrude on them.

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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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