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encroach
used in Atlas Shrugged

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Definition
to gradually take another's rights or property
  • He told her the whole story, quietly, impersonally, pronouncing no verdict, expressing no opinion, never encroaching on her emotions by any sign of concern for them, speaking with the shining austerity and the awesome power of facts.
    3.4 Part 3 Chapter 4 — Anti-Life (37% in)
  • ..."destructive competition"; that in regions declared to be restricted, no more than one railroad would be permitted to operate; that in such regions, seniority belonged to the oldest railroad now operating there, and that the newcomers, who had encroached unfairly upon its territory, would suspend operations within nine months after being so ordered; that the Executive Board of the National Alliance of Railroads was empowered to decide, at its sole discretion, which regions were to be...
    1.4 Part 1 Chapter 4 — The Immovable Movers (48% in)

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