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meddle
used in The Mill on the Floss

5 uses
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Definition
interfere (in another's affairs or business); or handle (something that shouldn't be handled)
  • "Well, I think it's best as it is; if you meddled with it, sister, you might repent."
    1.9 — Book 1 Chapter 9 — To Garum Firs (39% in)
  • "Dorlcote Mill's been in our family a hundred year and better, and nobody ever heard of a Pivart meddling with the river, till this fellow came and bought Bincome's farm out of hand, before anybody else could so much as say 'snap.'
    2.2 — Book 2 Chapter 2 — The Christmas Holidays (37% in)
  • We've no call to meddle with your uncle and aunt Moss, Tom, if you think your father 'ud be angry when he gets well."
    3.3 — Book 3 Chapter 3 — The Family Council (92% in)
  • What are you meddling with my deeds for?
    3.4 — Book 3 Chapter 4 — A Vanishing Gleam (33% in)
  • Uncle Pullet, after silent meditation for a period of several lozenges, came distinctly to the conclusion, that when a young man was likely to do well, it was better not to meddle with him.
    5.2 — Book 5 Chapter 2 — Aunt Glegg Learns the Breadth of Bob's Thumb (15% in)

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