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The web site has a lot of ads, but they are unobtrusively placed on the far right of the screen.
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unobtrusive obtrusive unobtrusively obtrude
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  • The web site has a lot of ads, but they are unobtrusively placed on the far right of the screen.
  • She sat unobtrusively in the rear of the room.
  • the obtrusive behavior of a spoiled child
  • The videographer was so unobtrusive, we forgot she was there.

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  • ...I find them obtrusive and obnoxious.
    Oppenheim, E. Phillips  --  The Vanished Messenger
  • repeated deeds of munificent yet unobtrusive charity
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Fall of the House of Usher
  • In high school Laura had been as unobtrusive as Jim had been astonishing.
    Tennessee Williams  --  The Glass Menagerie
  • Fang waited for him to get his food and unobtrusively led him to the most private booth.
    James Patterson  --  The Angel Experiment
  • She is one of those women of a certain grace and beauty who wear it so unobtrusively that it takes a while to notice.
    Lorraine Hansberry  --  A Raisin in the Sun
  • Methinks it is like water from a heavenly fountain; for it contains I know not what of unobtrusive fragrance and deliciousness.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Birthmark

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  • She was eating saltines and juice, the only things she could keep down, while I tried to eat my potato chips quietly and unobtrusively.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Someone Like You
  • ...we attempt to watch it unobtrusively,
    Haruki Murakami  --  After Dark
  • (SAM and WILLIE work away as unobtrusively as possible.)
    Athol Fugard  --  Master Harold...and the Boys
  • He walked back the way he had come and went into the hotel, its spastic neon sign obtrusively jutting into the street.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • Sometimes she and Miss Baker talked at once, unobtrusively and with a bantering inconsequence that was never quite chatter, that was as cool as their white dresses and their impersonal eyes in the absence of all desire.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • Patiently and unobtrusively Atticus had taught him everything Henry knew about his craft, but Henry sometimes wondered if he would be as old as Atticus before he reduced law to his possession.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • Hunkering down to make myself as small as possible, I wormed my way into the rocks and did my best to be unobtrusive.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • Steve will be unobtrusive.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • Her rooms were so silent that the music seemed obtrusive.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • Farrell was weeping, not obtrusively but with the sparkling, honest tears welling up at the edge of his eyelids, and I turned away with such a feeling of shame and humiliation that years later I am able to recapture the slightly fevered, faintly nauseous sensation that swept over me.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Under the circumstances, this suited me quite well, and I strolled unobtrusively into the long room, taking pains to merge with small groups of people as I worked my way along the wall toward one of the benches.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Etta had unobtrusively brought me a cup of coffee from the kitchen with a couple of aspirins on the saucer.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • I found myself in the middle of the Idlers’ Club and made myself as unobtrusive as possible.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • The old woman served the meal in unobtrusive silence, and disappeared from the house as soon as she could afterward.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • The mouth of the trumpet was against the wall, and Lombard, pushing it aside, indicated where two or three small holes had been unobtrusively bored through the wall.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • This was hardly an unobtrusive escape.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Some unobtrusive touch had been added to Mademoiselle Bourienne’s toilet which rendered her fresh and pretty face yet more attractive.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • It throws its unobtrusive tinge throughout the room, with a faint ruddiness upon the walls and ceiling, and a reflected gleam upon the polish of the furniture.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • It was easy enough to slip unobtrusively past them all.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • When the dance was finished, I made my way through the squeeze of the people as unobtrusively as possible.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • He, who made every one happy in a beautiful, unobtrusive way, was most kind and tender to Miss Sullivan and me.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • The doctor who arrived was a gray-haired man with a mild, thoughtful face and a firmly, unobtrusively confident manner.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • This unobtrusive tenant was Jean Valjean, the young girl was Cosette.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • He stood unobtrusively behind the newel post now, trying not to be obnoxious about it.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • She wanted to remain as unobtrusive as possible, so she chose a seat about three rows from the back and away from the aisle.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • And then they both stared at me, and I, with an obtrusive show of artlessness on my countenance, stared at them, and plaited the right leg of my trousers with my right hand.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Hobbits are an unobtrusive but very ancient people, more numerous formerly than they are today; for they love peace and quiet and good tilled earth: a well-ordered and well-farmed countryside was their favourite haunt.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • — They will sometimes obtrude—but how you can court them!
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • He paused; then, as Poirot did not speak, he made an apologetic little bow and after a momentary hesitation left the dining-car in the same quiet unobtrusive fashion as he had come.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • So soft was her step, it failed to make even a sound, and but for the magical thrill imparted by her genial touch, as other unobtrusive beauties, she would have glided away un-perceived—unsought.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Her freckles were more numerous and obtrusive than ever; the wind had ruffled her hatless hair into over-brilliant disorder; it had never looked redder than at that moment.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • They were the only flowers in the room, and I wondered if there was some purpose in it, whether the room had been arranged originally with this one end in view, for nowhere else in the house did the rhododendrons obtrude.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • Fitzgerald is an unobtrusive problem-solver throughout the poem.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • She carried these decided judgments within her in the most unobtrusive way: they rooted themselves in her mind, and grew there as quietly as grass.
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • Like some poor devils ashore that happen to know an irascible great man, they make distant unobtrusive salutations to him in the street, lest if they pursued the acquaintance further, they might receive a summary thump for their presumption.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • The small purple blossoms were unobtrusive, but they suffused the air with a warm fragrance that-for Eragon-evoked summers of fresh-picked raspberries and scythed fields turning bronze under the sun.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Her shorts were blinding white, her legs not too curved but striking in their unobtrusive muscularity.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • —Curious coincidence, Mr Bloom confided to Stephen unobtrusively.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • The real value of the quiet, unobtrusive work which Glubose has been doing for years on this old woman can be gauged by the way in which her belly now dominates her whole life.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • I will see it’s done unobtrusively.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
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