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protrude
used in Middlemarch

3 uses
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Definition
to stick out from
  • She could not reconcile the anxieties of a spiritual life involving eternal consequences, with a keen interest in gimp and artificial protrusions of drapery.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (1% in)
  • Mr. Hawley's disgust at the notion of the "Pioneer" being edited by an emissary, and of Brooke becoming actively political—as if a tortoise of desultory pursuits should protrude its small head ambitiously and become rampant—was hardly equal to the annoyance felt by some members of Mr. Brooke's own family.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (34% in)
  • This time Mr. Raffles' slow wink and slight protrusion of his tongue was worse than a nightmare, because it held the certitude that it was not a nightmare, but a waking misery.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (97% in)

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