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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TRESPASS

And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.

Can I trespass on your good nature to make the proper solution for my eyes?

He could put distance between him and the trespass, but it grew in his soul.

She could not assess her trespass by any moral code; it was everything or nothing.

They keep their cattle on his land, although he has, since then, processed them for trespass.

In Ezra, the Tenth, the ram is offered for a trespass because of an unlawful marriage.

"I have no right to trespass longer on you, sir," said Roland, bowing.

"No, I should be sorry to trespass so far upon you," interrupted Rica.

May I trespass on your time for just ten minutes in the morning?

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "transgress, offend, sin," from Old French trespasser "pass beyond or across," from tres- "beyond" (from Latin trans-) + passer "go by, pass" (see pass (v.)). Meaning "enter unlawfully" is first attested in forest laws of Scottish Parliament (c.1455). The noun is recorded from late 13c. The modern descendant of Old French trespasser, French trépasser has come to be used euphemistically for "to die" (cf. cross over, and obituary).

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