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The officious friend joined the family too, and he held up his hands in horror when he heard of it.
But she made herself so intensely and disagreeably officious that his patience was sorely tried.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
The report was merely the outcome of the officious meddling of his physician, Addington, and one of Bute's friends.
It had been moved by officious servants; doubtless the contents had been put in the wardrobe.
With my officious informant, I had every inclination to pick a quarrel.
Why should their good advice, or even their urgent importunity, be deemed officious or be treated with contempt?
"Yes," exclaimed Lady Eleanor, pushing back from her the officious bands that ministered about her.
They are officious to replenish the cup of joy, and no less prompt to sweeten and mitigate the bitter draughts of sorrow.
The breezy geniality of their shipboard acquaintance did not strike Harry as officious or obtrusive now.
She thought, therefore, this new acquaintance at least as useful as she was officious, and accepted her civility with thanks.
CAMILLAFANNY BURNEY

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