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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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It is nothing short of alarming to be reading along as the old fellow remonstrates officiously that "[i]t is not polite, while at the table, to scratch your head," when the hapless lout who is doing what he should not do at the table suddenly appears to be doing it as obscenely as possible, scratching himself "somewhere else" (73).
You have to be proactive about it and plan activities where you can meet people" I said officiously, like one of those agony aunts who thinks all emotional issues can be solved by taking up a night class in Conversational Spanish.
2055, 2057 (1990) ("[B]usinessmen or women will view their roles as directors in the same way that they probably wish outside directors on the board of their own companies to view their role--as a source of expert advice and judgment, on call to the CEO but not to be officiously interjected.
The redesign, officially and officiously called the "New Photo Experience" puts the photo on the left, and the metadata - all the extra stuff associated with it - on the right.
Now, alas, referees who see themselves as superstars dart officiously around a pristine pitch, flourishing red and yellow cards any time a player ventures within 20 yards of an opponent.
What has not improved markedly for most is quality of life in old age and, if anything, the medicalisation of old age is contributing to this poor quality of life as a result of drug side-effects and a poor understanding of the needs of the aged as we 'strive officiously to keep alive'.
Norris, the officiously meddling aunt, a precursor of Downtoris Isobel Crawley.
Once the Jesuits and Confucian scholars have aired their arguments and fielded questions from the emperor and his advisors, but before the emperor has made his decision, have the disrupters enter the room officiously and insist that their decree from Pope Clement XI be read aloud.
Fifth, we recognize that long before same-sex relationships have been recognized, a small minority of states have had the practice of requiring or suggesting attachment of federal returns to the state returns, and we do not officiously want to say that their practice should be altered just when it comes to same-sex couples.
She certainly was not "made" by James Madison, who only officiously tinkered with her surface.
Section 2 of the first Restatement, entitled "Officious Conferring of a Benefit," says that "[a] person who officiously confers a benefit upon another is not entitled to restitution therefor.
He spoke to a "kind lady" who explained that the house's address "used to be in Hampstead, and was officiously moved to Golders Green after the Waughs had left.
Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald who together tended officiously to Hollinger's bankruptcy and the evaporation of $2 billion in shareholder value.
Zoo City may dive a little too glamorously into terrible high-rises and worse tunnels, and its protagonist (who survives the tale she tells) may wear her deformations and her scars and her cabaret presentation of self like war ribbons, and the present tense of the tale's telling may try a little officiously to shove our faces in the fleuve of the overwhelming nows of an alternate-2011 urban South Africa (Johannesburg is hardly exited), but throughout the horrors and the almost synaesthesical complexities of the scenes unfolded we get a sense of vigour, some of it irrepressible.
I don't want any doctor striving too officiously to keep me breathing in some twilight zone, not quite dead but hardly living either.