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Definition go against a law, rule, or usual limit
  • She was convicted for copyright infringement.
  • The proposed law infringes on First Amendment rights.
  • Work began to infringe upon our private time together.
  • Agloe began as a paper town created to protect against copyright infringement.
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • I was the one who failed, who infringed.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • The academy did not recommend a ban on such advertising because it seemed impractical and would infringe upon advertisers' freedom of speech.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Lilith has been signing secret agreements with the witches and infringing on Rashaverak's trade....
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • The same legislators, who infringed on the Constitution when they made the laws, would not feel like repairing the breach when they act as judges.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • There was the will, however, to hinder that, and my loud protestations against any infringement of its directions.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • 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
  • And a right to march under conditions that do not infringe the Constitutional rights of our neighbors.
    Lyndon B. Johnson  --  We Shall Overcome
  • Any testimony relating to his alleged infringement of the law must be admitted!
    Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee  --  Inherit the Wind
  • What will Berowne say when that he shall hear Faith infringed which such zeal did swear?
    William Shakespeare  --  Love's Labour's Lost
  • 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
  • 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
  • Must it of necessity be admitted that this power is infringed, so long as a part of the old articles remain?
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • It is an infringement even if the intent may be perceived as benign and socially valid.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • 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
  • Probably not, given the high standard for proving incompetence and the reluctance of courts to infringe on civil rights.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • —was not merely the cry of wounded vanity; it was a protest against some infringement of his power to believe in himself.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Room of One's Own

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