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We are irritated by the intrusiveness of this course of instruction.

And so his intrusiveness had begun to narrow me down to the college itself.

Intrusiveness she might resent, but indifference she would and did.

I stole away abashed at my own intrusiveness, and feeling that I was rightfully punished by the misery that overwhelmed me.

Certainly, privacy should be respected, and we should not force ourselves upon others, but attentiveness is not intrusiveness.

Besides, Barbara herself also knew how to protect herself against any intrusiveness with haughty sharpness.

Then she turned to me with a comical air of balancing the fear of intrusiveness against a friendly desire to help.

In excuse for the intrusiveness of his visit he pleaded his desire to make a proposition to me.

These by-paths admit the wayfarer into the very heart of rural life, and yet do not burden him with a sense of intrusiveness.

As I spoke I scribbled my address on a card and handed it to him, half expecting that he would resent my intrusiveness.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, from Latin intrus-, past participle stem of intrudere (see intrusion) + -ive. Related: Intrusively; intrusiveness.

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