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infringe
used in The Mill on the Floss

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go against a law, rule, or usual limit
  • The particular embodiment of the evil principle now exciting Mr. Tulliver's determined resistance was Mr. Pivart, who, having lands higher up the Ripple, was taking measures for their irrigation, which either were, or would be, or were bound to be (on the principle that water was water), an infringement on Mr. Tulliver's legitimate share of water-power.
    2.2 — Book 2 Chapter 2 — The Christmas Holidays (29% in)

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