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Don’t meddle in my affairs!
  intrude in other people’s affairs or business
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Strongly Associated with:   meddlesome
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  • Don’t meddle in my affairs!
  • She’s always meddling in other people’s business.
  • I want no messing about when you go in! No touching, no meddling, and no tasting!
    Roald Dahl  --  Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
  • ...and if anybody ever come meddling around...
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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  • Who told you you might meddle with such hifalut’n foolishness, hey?
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • "Well, I’ll learn her how to meddle.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • If we meddled in every squabble and catfight we saw, we’d never be done.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure
  • Perhaps my meddling would shake their resolve in helping me.
    Kiera Cass  --  The One
  • There was less bulimia and more fights than I had known as an undergrad, but the same feminine ethos was present—empathetic camaraderie and bawdy humor on good days, and histrionic dramas coupled with meddling, malicious gossip on bad days.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Marsha, still grieving the loss of her baby and frustrated by the meddling, reacted badly to the police questioning.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy

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  • We don’t want any meddling with dark things better left alone.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Your principal meddles.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • My son, fear the Lord and the King, and meddle not with them that are given to change, For their calamity shall rise suddenly, and who knoweth the ruin of them both?
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • Steady Eddie said, "Thug, you’re gonna have to lay off the kid’s chops, the little man’s got problems enough and he sure don’t need to have you meddling with him.
    Christopher Paul Curtis  --  Bud, Not Buddy
  • I brought her here to do my bidding, not to meddle in the life of my son and empire.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • You meddle into everybody’s business.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl
  • ’Stop meddling, stop prying, stop breathing down my neck.’
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • The fools are planning to march up to Massachusetts to meddle in something that isn’t their affair."
    James Lincoln Collier  --  My Brother Sam is Dead
  • Alas, they all stay trapped in my throat as I look on helplessly while my evening’s fate is decided by my meddling aunt and a cocksure teenage boy.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • Shall I be at liberty from the improper meddling of your Committee?
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Chains
  • Ye shouldna meddle wi’ things as ye dinna understand."
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Hatton asked, meddling around with stuff on my dresser.
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • Quit trying to meddle around in my love life, Iz.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • Well, he can make somebody’s will so airtight can’t anybody meddle with it.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Harry Potter must not meddle in this, sir, ’tis too dangerous —
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • It’s not like Mother’s meddling, but a clean hope, without strings or hurt.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • For keeping you from meddling.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • Chris saw this as meddling and referred to the letter as "stupid" when he talked to Carine.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • "He’s very young to come to meddle with us."
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • "In their enthusiasm for conflict resolution, the Amity have apparently forgotten that meddling creates more conflict," says Tobias.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • But why should I meddle in the matter? it is no affair of mine.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • His knowledge is deep, but his pride has grown with it, and he takes ill any meddling.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Clover asked Benjamin to read her the Sixth Commandment, and when Benjamin, as usual, said that he refused to meddle in such matters, she fetched Muriel.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • The dead Tenorio who had meddled with the fate of Narciso and Ultima would be carted away from our hills.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • You are Holmes, the meddler.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • I remember the Riders and how they meddled in our affairs.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Yes, it was a relief that A was Andrew and not Ali, and yes, she felt a billion times better and a zillion times less paranoid since yesterday, but still—what a horrible, meddling spy!
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • Harry was halfway toward it before he remembered what he’d promised himself about not meddling.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • Praised be God, I have never had occasion to meddle with murderous implements!
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • Old Flathead, empty-headed meddler, know That I am proud possessing such appendice.
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • ’I am sure I thought it was the boy, or I wouldn’t have meddled with him.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • Oh, meddle in nothing which concerns me.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • "Now who’s meddling?"
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • The Smokies hunted, but they were like the rangers, killing only species that didn’t belong in this part of the world or that had gotten out of control thanks to the Rusties’ meddling.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • Only, another time do not meddle with my game.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  The Jungle Book
  • I thought this made it still more dangerous; yet the strain was so heavy that I half feared to meddle.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island
  • It’s very wrong in a little girl to meddle.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • I got the dishcloth, and rather spitefully scrubbed Edgar’s nose and mouth, affirming it served him right for meddling.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • We began to meddle into one another’s lives.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • An ordinary prisoner has no right to meddle in other people’s affairs.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
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Associated words [difficulty]:   meddle [2] , meddlesome [6]
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