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given to intruding in other people's affairs

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intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner

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He's kind of a blue-collar intellectual - in his own estimation - and officiously pompous about his skill level.
But just to summarize: The protests were officiously contained.
Law enforcement officers strive to abide by the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics, which states, in part, "I will never act officiously or permit personal feelings, prejudices, political beliefs, aspirations, animosities or friendships to influence my decisions.
We read that the little-known St Eadburga was 'a priggish child saint who officiously insisted on washing other people's socks
Anyway, they told me about this scheme called a Living Will where, in certain cases, no one strives officiously to keep you alive.
The latter is just that, since the omnipresent police officiously discourage loitering outside the royal family's residences in hopes of catching a glimpse of Monaco's jet-set princesses, Caroline and Stephanie.
Festival organisers with clipboards stop chatting officiously and stare at us blankly, perhaps wondering who put hallucinogens in the coffee.
No one, as far as I can see, has bettered the old injunction "Thou shalt not kill but need not strive, officiously, to keep alive".
No one, as far as I can see, has bettered the old injunction 'Thou shalt not kill but need not strive, officiously, to keep alive'.
Henry officiously picks up the closed volume, and "by carefully giving way to the inclination of the leaves," he believes he has detected exactly the passage Fanny had abruptly left off reading aloud.
That's why they ask for explanations from jockeys who do not seem to have striven very officiously to obtain the best possible placing - particularly on those horses whose weakness in the market suggests they ought really to be going out with a neat little notice that says 'Not today thank-you' glued to their rump.
I have come to believe," Coates says officiously, "that the Woolfs were inimical.
While most middle class parents feel a sense of obligation to officiously censor what their darlings watch and listen to, books frequently slip through the net.
Elliot interrupts Anne's happy reflections and our privileged view into her reflections and interpretations as he officiously attends to Anne in Wentworth's absence.
I was brought forward reluctantly by the teacher and told officiously to do a few steps.