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used in Pride and Prejudice

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too eager to tell others what to do — often regarding unimportant matters
  • You are rather disposed to call his interference officious?
    Chapter 33 (69% in)
  • Elizabeth's misery increased, at such unnecessary, such officious attention!
    Chapter 53 (87% in)
  • His ease and cheerfulness rendered him a most agreeable addition to their evening party; and he bore with the ill-judged officiousness of the mother, and heard all her silly remarks with a forbearance and command of countenance particularly grateful to the daughter.
    Chapter 55 (24% in)
  • The fact is, that you were sick of civility, of deference, of officious attention.
    Chapter 60 (11% in)

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