Thesaurus / officiousness
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At the factory he flung himself into the affairs of the firm with a zeal that at times bordered on officiousness.
QUINALICE HEGAN RICE
"So perhaps by my officiousness I converted an innocent prank into something more serious," she concluded.
THE INCENDIARYW. A. (WILLIAM AUGUSTINE) LEAHY
Petty annoyances and officiousness on the part of federal officers gave the Saints cause for complaint.
WILFORD WOODRUFFMATTHIAS F. COWLEY
"Mr. Mainwaring shall answer to me for his officiousness," she replied, quietly.
MISS HILDRETH, VOLUME 3 OF 3AUGUSTA DE GRASSE STEVENS
Pope soon discovered his officiousness was received with indignation.
There were visits of kindness as well as visits of officiousness.
Hence Lazarus's officiousness toward the landlord and the workmen—that he might easily get the entry to the house.
GHETTO TRAGEDIESISRAEL ZANGWILL
The Prime Minister meditated for some time upon the officiousness of his colleague.
THE BISHOP'S APRONW. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
He did all this without bluster or officiousness, but with the quiet care and thoroughness of the natural leader of men.
If my zeal has already outrun discretion, pardon me, and attribute my officiousness to an excusable motive.

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