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meddle
used in War and Peace

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Definition
interfere (in another's affairs or business); or handle (something that shouldn't be handled)
  • "He's very young to come to meddle with us."
    Book Three — 1805 (98% in)
  • "If anyone comes meddling again," said he, emitting the words separately through his thin compressed lips, "I will throw him down there.
    Book One — 1805 (28% in)
  • When mischief-makers don't meddle even a German beats Buonaparte.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (35% in)
  • "I used to understand what a 'corner' and the stakes at cards meant, but carrying forward to another page I don't understand at all," said he to himself, and after that he did not meddle in business affairs.
    Book Seven — 1810-11 (10% in)
  • He understands that there is something stronger and more important than his own will—the inevitable course of events, and he can see them and grasp their significance, and seeing that significance can refrain from meddling and renounce his personal wish directed to something else.
    Book Ten — 1812 (47% in)

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