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intrusion
used in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

2 uses
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Definition
an involvement or interruption that is unwelcome
  • For frivolity and jokes and spotted tights were an offense, when they intruded themselves upon a spirit that was exalted into the vague august realm of the romantic.
    Chapter 8 (23% in)
  • And such a luxury to him was this petting of his sorrows, that he could not bear to have any worldly cheeriness or any grating delight intrude upon it; it was too sacred for such contact; and so, presently, when his cousin Mary danced in, all alive with the joy of seeing home again after an age-long visit of one week to the country, he got up and moved in clouds and darkness out at one door as she brought song and sunshine in at the other.
    Chapter 3 (75% in)

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