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trespass -- as in: a "No Trespassing" sign
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  • Since the door was wide open, she was charged with trespassing rather than breaking and entering.
  • Papa didn’t take too kind to trespass.
    Robert Newton Peck  --  A Day No Pigs Would Die
  • We’re trespassing, you know."
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • That definitely said no trespassing.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory

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  • Trespassing.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • Park, this is trespassing.
    Rainbow Rowell  --  Eleanor & Park
  • Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • Sister Ardeth Platte was a political prisoner, one of several nuns who are peace activists and served long federal sentences for trespassing in a nonviolent protest at a Minuteman II missile silo in Colorado.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • He spent most of his time on the streets, where police stopped him for violations including trespassing, stealing a bike, and property crimes committed with his older brother and other older teens.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Obviously he knew I had been trespassing but was at a loss to understand why.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf

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  • "Trespassing," I said flippantly.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • (I chose to believe that God, a benign God, would understand our sufferings and forgive us our trespasses.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • She was not the kind of goddess who believed in closed gates or NO TRESPASSING signs.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • Telling Beans not to trespass would be as useless as telling Nipper not to peck.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Wringer
    Christopher Paul Curtis  --  The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963
  • He felt secure now in the territory of the beaver, but he wasn’t so certain that a strange people would welcome a white trespasser.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Sign of the Beaver
  • A wire fence had been erected along the north side of the building; on it a sign warned: NO TRESPASSING —Property of the Westing estate.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • If we were on someone’s private property, we would be trespassing.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • He didn’t mention the fact that he’d trespassed onto the property on Spivey Mountain.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • I waited for what must have been an hour, until finally the woman with her glasses on a chain looped around her neck—she already had them looped around her neck even though she wasn’t even in the library yet —she came walking up the block and climbed the steps and looked back down at me like I was trespassing.
    Gary D. Schmidt  --  Okay for Now
  • Cole had earlier that evening directed her deputies to mass-evict all of them, on the pretense of unlawful trespass.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • I hop off my bike when I see the turnoff to Roaring Brook, and the big metal sign staked in the ground that reads PROPERTY OF PORTLAND, NO TRESPASSING.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • Why was I always trespassing into places I didn’t belong?
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • Indar behaved as though I had interrupted him; as though— although I lived in the place, and he had just arrived—I was trespassing, and had no right to know a student at the polytechnic.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • His snarling insult of the night before, and his general mistreatment of Sophie, had trespassed on my dreams all night in various allusive masks and guises, and now to awake to behold the same midcentury urban face intoning these hokey antebellum lyrics was simply more than I could tolerate.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • More likely he’d be shot for trespassing.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Among the Hidden
  • They said that if it caught a trespasser, the div was known to overcome its aversion to adult meat.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Texas ranchers have become increasingly riled by immigrants who trespass.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • But the list of suspects likely to be trespassing into the woods is probably very short.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • That’s why I’m here! I was trespassing!
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • The pretext was that they had evicted a trespasser.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • I have trespassed into his home, the way he slithered into mine last year, hissing threats with his bloody, rosy breath.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • He didn’t think he’d mind if they trespassed in his beloved shop.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • He knew if he trespassed once again on our land my father would kill him.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • We must trespass a little longer on your kindness.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • At this trespass, Mr. Bondly took offence, and with his musket came down to the shore, and blew its deadly contents into the poor old man.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • Thereafter, the whistle alone will deal with trespassing or any other untoward behaviour.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • You’re trespassing.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • I felt like a trespasser.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • "Shadowhunters trespassing on our territory," she said.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • Toller lets him loose every night, and God help the trespasser whom he lays his fangs upon.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Even though trespassing in the woods is illegal and poaching carries the severest of penalties, more people would risk it if they had weapons.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • O trespass sweetly urg’d!
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • It would have trespassed on his devotion to all mankind.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • If any Hobbit stooped for a stone, it was well to get quickly under cover, as all trespassing beasts knew very well.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Forgive those who trespassed against you.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Besides, we’re trespassing in their house.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • She didn’t want me and my sisters to be the first people a trespasser ran into if they entered the house.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • "Your song," I said sheepishly, suddenly feeling like I’d maybe illegally trespassed into Dad’s private territory.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
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