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  • She was convicted for copyright infringement.
  • The proposed law infringes on First Amendment rights.
  • Work began to infringe upon our private time together.
  • We should sue for copyright infringement.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall

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  • There was nothing one could speak about that would not infringe on another’s area of interest.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • He made no pretense of hiding the fact that he would rather be doing other things and that this trip was an infringement on his valuable time.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Beware of making any distinctions which may infringe equality.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • But each such error reflected negatively on his parents’ guidance and infringed on the community’s sense of order and success.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • There was the will, however, to hinder that, and my loud protestations against any infringement of its directions.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • It is an infringement even if the intent may be perceived as benign and socially valid.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

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  • Freedom to roam and run and lie down at will, had been his heritage; and here it was being infringed upon.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • I am sorry this has happened, but I never allow my rules to be infringed, and I never break my word.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • I will want their broomsticks confiscated, of course; I shall keep them safely in my office, to make sure there is no infringement of my ban.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • "intrude," and "infringe."
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • Mother Hucheloup, weren’t you complaining the other day because you had had a notice served on you for infringing the law, because Gibelotte shook a counterpane out of your window?
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Then, too, my father is not a person whose orders may be infringed with impunity; protected as he is by his high position and firmly established reputation for talent and unswerving integrity, no one could oppose him; he is all-powerful even with the king; he would crush you at a word.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • We are fully aware that the guilt in this case lies chiefly with Mr. Kenneth Danagger, who instigated this infringement of the law, who exerted pressure upon you and who confessed his guilt by disappearing in order to escape trial
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • I was the one who failed, who infringed.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • If you suffer, it must not be for murder, theft, or sorcery, nor for infringing the rights of others.
    Alexander Solzhenitsyn  --  One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
  • She had been raised in the bedroom of Solange Robillard, Ellen O’Hara’s mother, a dainty, cold, high-nosed French-woman, who spared neither her children nor her servants their just punishment for any infringement of decorum.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • He had infringed the law of the 19th Ventose, year xi.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • After enjoining me to secrecy (it being an infringement on the powers of the Kings of Portugal and Spain) they told me they had a mind to fit out a ship to go to Guinea, in order to stock the plantation with Negroes, which as they could not be publicly sold, they would divide among them: and if I would go their supercargo in the ship, to manage the trading part, I should have ah equal share of the Negroes, without providing any stock.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • It made one wonder how many mothers there might be who were turning a blind eye towards matters that did not actually infringe the Definition of the True Image — and perhaps to things that did infringe it, if the inspector could be dodged…. I wondered, too, whether my mother would, in secret, be glad or sorry that I had taken Petra away.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • He had some ability, considerable vanity, and a love of pleasure that had not, as yet, infringed upon his duties, whatever they were.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • Though the woodchoppers have laid bare first this shore and then that, and the Irish have built their sties by it, and the railroad has infringed on its border, and the ice-men have skimmed it once, it is itself unchanged, the same water which my youthful eyes fell on; all the change is in me.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • By omitting the vast majority of the text, the server avoided copyright infringement and also sent the user an intriguing message: I have the information you’re searching for, but if you want the rest of it, you’ll have to buy it from me.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • No mountains infringe on the curve.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • Several times, moreover, besides the above instance, her lady-like sensibilities were seriously infringed upon by the familiar, if not rude, tone with which people addressed her.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • Those of us who believe in the freedom of expression have spoken out against this infringement on our right to know.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Take the Tortillas out of Your Poetry
  • The elder boys, of course, will see that this custom is not infringed and I look especially to the prefects and officers of the sodality of Our Blessed Lady and of the sodality of the holy angels to set a good example to their fellow-students.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • But, with all this intimate familiarity, there was still a reserve in Beatrice’s demeanor, so rigidly and invariably sustained that the idea of infringing it scarcely occurred to his imagination.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Rappaccini’s Daughter
  • Probably not, given the high standard for proving incompetence and the reluctance of courts to infringe on civil rights.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • His hotel bill, losses at billiards and cards to Captain Crawley had almost drained the young man’s purse, which wanted replenishing before he set out on his travels, and he had no resource but to infringe upon the two thousand pounds which the attorneys were commissioned to pay over to him.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • At another time the Prince would have treated this deed of violence as a good jest; but now, that it interfered with and impeded his own plans, he exclaimed against the perpetrators, and spoke of the broken laws, and the infringement of public order and of private property, in a tone which might have become King Alfred.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • So was Thomas Beckett Archbishop of Canterbury, supported against Henry the Second, by the Pope; the subjection of Ecclesiastiques to the Common-wealth, having been dispensed with by William the Conqueror at his reception, when he took an Oath, not to infringe the liberty of the Church.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • Threepence had a definite value as money—it was an appreciable infringement on a day’s wages, and, as such, a higgling matter; but twopence—"Here," he said, stepping forward and handing twopence to the gatekeeper; "let the young woman pass."
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • At once Clyde noted Roberta’s face darken slightly, for here he was encroaching upon something that was still too closely identified with her early youth and convictions to permit infringement.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • Someone was a doctor, like the anesthesiologist from DartmouthHitchcock they’d set me up with once, who asked me if I thought laws against downloading child porn were an infringement on civil rights.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • He now realized that matrimony — at any rate with Praskovya Fedorovna — was not always conducive to the pleasures and amenities of life, but on the contrary often infringed both comfort and propriety, and that he must therefore entrench himself against such infringement.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  The Death of Ivan Ilych
  • I will therefore once more sign a treaty of peace with you, and see that you do not infringe it on your side; at least, as you are so excellent a politician, I may expect you will keep your leagues, like the French, till your interest calls upon you to break them.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • The particular embodiment of the evil principle now exciting Mr. Tulliver’s determined resistance was Mr. Pivart, who, having lands higher up the Ripple, was taking measures for their irrigation, which either were, or would be, or were bound to be (on the principle that water was water), an infringement on Mr. Tulliver’s legitimate share of water-power.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • Merchant of Syracuse, plead no more; I am not partial to infringe our laws: The enmity and discord which of late Sprung from the rancorous outrage of your duke To merchants, our well-dealing countrymen,— Who, wanting guilders to redeem their lives, Have seal’d his rigorous statutes with their bloods,— Excludes all pity from our threat’ning looks.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Comedy of Errors
  • The memorandum-book begins with the well-known words saying that ’the management of the Opera shall give to the performance of the National Academy of Music the splendor that becomes the first lyric stage in France’ and ends with Clause 98, which says that the privilege can be withdrawn if the manager infringes the conditions stipulated in the memorandum-book.
    Gaston Leroux  --  The Phantom of the Opera
  • This was offensive both to the physicians whose exclusive distinction seemed infringed on, and to the surgeon-apothecaries with whom he ranged himself; and only a little while before, they might have counted on having the law on their side against a man who without calling himself a London-made M.D. dared to ask for pay except as a charge on drugs.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • The law hath not been dead, though it hath slept: Those many had not dared to do that evil If the first that did the edict infringe Had answer’d for his deed: now ’tis awake; Takes note of what is done; and, like a prophet, Looks in a glass that shows what future evils,— Either now, or by remissness new conceiv’d, And so in progress to be hatch’d and born,— Are now to have no successive degrees, But, where they live, to end.
    William Shakespeare  --  Measure for Measure
  • …element of hypocrisy is there in even the most sincere of men, who cast off, while they are talking to anyone, the opinion they actually hold of him and will express when he is no longer there, my family joined with M. Vinteuil in deploring Swann’s marriage, invoking principles and conventions which (all the more because they invoked them in common with him, as though we were all thorough good fellows of the same sort) they appeared to suggest were in no way infringed at Montjouvain.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • When I say totalitarian, what I mean is that everything that infringes on kitsch must be banished for life: every display of individualism (because a deviation from the collective is a spit in the eye of the smiling brotherhood); every doubt (because anyone who starts doubting details will end by doubting life itself); all irony (because in the realm of kitsch everything must be taken quite seriously); and the mother who abandons her family or the man who prefers men to women, thereby…
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • Then, beyond the Grand, beyond the Petit-Châtelet, a first circle of walls and towers began to infringe upon the country on the two sides of the Seine.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Any testimony relating to his alleged infringement of the law must be admitted!
    Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee  --  Inherit the Wind
  • And a right to march under conditions that do not infringe the Constitutional rights of our neighbors.
    Lyndon B. Johnson  --  We Shall Overcome
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