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intrusion
used in Pride and Prejudice

7 uses
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Definition
an involvement or interruption that is unwelcome
  • He seemed astonished too on finding her alone, and apologised for his intrusion by letting her know that he had understood all the ladies were to be within.
    Chapter 32 (7% in)
  • Against staying longer, however, Elizabeth was positively resolved—nor did she much expect it would be asked; and fearful, on the contrary, as being considered as intruding themselves needlessly long, she urged Jane to borrow Mr. Bingley's carriage immediately, and at length it was settled that their original design of leaving Netherfield that morning should be mentioned, and the request made.
    Chapter 12 (23% in)
  • She received him with her very best politeness, which he returned with as much more, apologising for his intrusion, without any previous acquaintance with her, which he could not help flattering himself, however, might be justified by his relationship to the young ladies who introduced him to her notice.
    Chapter 15 (77% in)
  • Mr. Darcy related the mistake which had occasioned his intruding on Miss Bennet, and after sitting a few minutes longer without saying much to anybody, went away.
    Chapter 32 (61% in)
  • But self, though it would intrude, could not engross her.
    Chapter 46 (63% in)
  • As it was certain, however, that somebody was coming, Bingley instantly prevailed on Miss Bennet to avoid the confinement of such an intrusion, and walk away with him into the shrubbery.
    Chapter 56 (4% in)
  • Painful recollections will intrude which cannot, which ought not, to be repelled.
    Chapter 58 (60% in)

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