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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INTRUDING

He felt he was intruding, and that at a sacred moment—the moment of the arrival of the library.

When there are no doors, one should be even more careful about intruding.

It was then I became quite aware I was intruding: of which I had been fearful before.

I beg your pardon, Mr Pecksniff: I beg your pardon for intruding; but—'

Had he not always felt angry with Panacci for intruding into the island life?

Why should we desecrate noble and beautiful souls by intruding on them?

He arose at once, and made a sort of apology for his intruding.

He apologized abjectly to the Cuban for intruding me upon him.

I feel all the more as if I were intruding—bringing my troubles here.

If I am intruding on no confidences, what were you whispering about?

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., back-formation from intrusion, or else from Latin intrudere "to thrust in" (see intrusion). Related: Intruded; intruding.

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