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intrusion
used in Jane Eyre

6 uses
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Definition
an involvement or interruption that is unwelcome
  • For nearly three months, I had never been called to Mrs. Reed's presence; restricted so long to the nursery, the breakfast, dining, and drawing-rooms were become for me awful regions, on which it dismayed me to intrude.
    Chapter 4 (36% in)
  • Mr. Reed had been dead nine years: it was in this chamber he breathed his last; here he lay in state; hence his coffin was borne by the undertaker's men; and, since that day, a sense of dreary consecration had guarded it from frequent intrusion.
    Chapter 2 (35% in)
  • It must have been most irksome to find herself bound by a hard-wrung pledge to stand in the stead of a parent to a strange child she could not love, and to see an uncongenial alien permanently intruded on her own family group.
    Chapter 2 (74% in)
  • The house cleared, I shut myself in, fastened the bolt that none might intrude, and proceeded — not to weep, not to mourn, I was yet too calm for that, but — mechanically to take off the wedding dress, and replace it by the stuff gown I had worn yesterday, as I thought, for the last time.
    Chapter 26 (82% in)
  • I have a place to repair to, which will be a secure sanctuary from hateful reminiscences, from unwelcome intrusion — even from falsehood and slander.
    Chapter 27 (18% in)
  • "It is not a seasonable hour to intrude on Mr. Oliver," answered St. John.
    Chapter 31 (90% in)

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