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incursion
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Definition unwelcome intrusion — possibly a physical attack into another's territory or involvement in personal matters
  • BB's incursion was brilliant, but he couldn't outright Core omega phages.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • *x The American government does not indeed rob them of their lands, but it allows perpetual incursions to be made on them.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • Most of the flowers were plastic, a vivid example of a twentieth-century incursion of Yamacraw.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • You remember, the 'Days of Rage' thing after the Cambodian incursion and that awful screw-up with the national guard.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • As I was saying, the vision you had shortly before Christmas represented such a powerful incursion upon the Dark Lord's thoughts —'
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • She also insisted on transporting the bottle, upon which, it is important to add, I committed no incursions, sticking, as always, to beer.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • Oh, there were little alarms: a Shade here, an incursion by Urgals there, a skirmish between two dwarf clans over a mine no one but they cared about.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • He believes that if the slaves are found to be contraband Africans, it will be all the British need to begin an incursion in Cuba.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • Wounds during our incursion into Angola and the fact that they figured I was older than my papers said.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • No feudal baron in Magna Charta times could have more thoroughly resented some incursion of the crown.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • We haven't been invited, and the Fair Folk don't like incursions into their territory—"
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • The symbol of the spear was chosen because with this simple weapon Africans had resisted the incursions of whites for centuries.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • You've probably heard about the incursion today.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • This was his first incursion into management circles.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • Save for this annual incursion, they left literature alone.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • Perhaps food had appeared where at the last incursion there had been none; bird droppings, insects perhaps, any of the strewn detritus of landward life.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • She had a spider's sense for a male footstep, an incursion into her territory.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • He had all the theoretical knowledge required to make an incursion into the brain, but he did not by any means consider himself a brain surgeon.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
  • Then the boy reckoned expenses: renting the canoe, renting the canoe paddle, renting fishing equipment so that no one would suspect the truth behind their incursions.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Ryan had kept up with the radio coverage of his incursion into the country station, and he'd taken hope in the fact that anyone who turned on a radio in Texas now knew of his challenge.
    Ted Dekker  --  BoneMan's Daughters

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