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used in The Brothers Karamazov

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to gradually take another's rights or property
  • Whatsoever Thou revealest anew will encroach on men's freedom of faith; for it will be manifest as a miracle, and the freedom of their faith was dearer to Thee than anything in those days fifteen hundred years ago.
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (55% in)
  • This is encroaching on the domain of romance.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (75% in)

There are no more uses of "encroach" in The Brothers Karamazov.

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