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obtrude
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
to stick out, attract more attention than desired, or impose on others
  • Why had he come obtruding his life into hers, hers that might have been whole enough without him?
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (56% in)
  • A layman who pried into the professional conduct of medical men, and was always obtruding his reforms,—though he was less directly embarrassing to the two physicians than to the surgeon-apothecaries who attended paupers by contract, was nevertheless offensive to the professional nostril as such; and Dr. Minchin shared fully in the new pique against Bulstrode, excited by his apparent determination to patronize Lydgate.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (58% in)
  • But she hesitated, fearing to offend him by obtruding herself; for her ardor, continually repulsed, served, with her intense memory, to heighten her dread, as thwarted energy subsides into a shudder; and she wandered slowly round the nearer clumps of trees until she saw him advancing.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (97% in)
  • And he says that I have every reason to hope, if I can put myself in an honorable position—I mean, out of the Church I dare say you think it unwarrantable in me, Mr. Garth, to be troubling you and obtruding my own wishes about Mary, before I have done anything at all for myself.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (27% in)

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