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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of obtrude.


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  • “And from the word obtruded, I should suppose not more singular than unwelcome,” returned Lord Dunotter, smiling; “pray what was it?”

    Any Thing But What You Expect

  • Lord Lochcarron replied, “I did not mean that the word obtruded should refer to the intelligence itself, but to the manner of the person from whom I received it; the matter,” he added, smiling, “cannot be otherwise than pleasing to me, since, if true, it assures me that I shall soon be honoured with a new tie of relationship.”

    Any Thing But What You Expect

  • Number Thirteen did not know, of course, but the idea obtruded itself, and had sufficient weight to cause him to remain seated upon the edge of the bed meditating upon the act he contemplated.

    The Monster Men

  • Lucile seemed ready to cry, and showed a repressed perturbation quite unexpected of her; while, try as she would, Frona could not call upon her usual sympathy to drive away the coldness which obtruded intangibly between them.

    CHAPTER 21

  • And yet, what continually surprised him was that this culture was never obtruded on their intercourse.

    Chapter XV

  • The first he saw was the parasol, strangely obtruded between him and the sky.


  • She pondered the flower slowly and thoughtfully, as a hasheesh-eater, heavy with the drug, might ponder some whim-flower that obtruded on his vision.

    Jack London's Short Story - Planchette

  • Recollections occasionally obtruded, -- recollections of marts and galleries and crowded thoroughfares, of evening dress and social functions, of good men and dear women he had known, -- but they were dim memories of a life he had lived long centuries agone, on some other planet.

    In a Far Country

  • Day after day it worried him, and the candy shop and the girl behind the counter continually obtruded themselves.

    Chapter 2

  • These manuscripts were perseveringly obtruded upon various publishers for the space of a year and a half; usually, their fate was an ignominious and abrupt dismissal.

    Nava Atlas: Based Upon the Book: An Interview with Charlotte Brontë


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