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 Meanings and Examples of ENCROACH
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 v.  intrude; invade; take another's rights gradually; advance beyond proper or former limits
Classic Sentence:
1  Miss Crawford had a claim; and when it was no longer to encroach on, to interfere with the stronger claims, the truer kindness of another, she could do her justice even with pleasure to herself.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
2  Again, the cruelties of a people are turned against him who it fears will encroach upon the common rights, but the cruelties of the prince against those who he fears may assert those rights.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER LVIII.
3  The stairs were still carpetless, and on the way up to her room she was arrested on the landing by an encroaching tide of soapsuds.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
4  She wanted to run, fleeing from the encroaching prairie, demanding the security of a great city.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
5  Do not be afraid of my running into any excess, of my encroaching on your privilege of universal good-will.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 24
6  Without encroaching on forbidden ground, we may venture to say that there can be no doubt between ourselves of that fact.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXX
7  And the chair began to advance slowly, joltingly down the beautiful broad riding washed over with blue encroaching hyacinths.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 13
8  She saw with maternal complacency all the impertinent encroachments and mischievous tricks to which her cousins submitted.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 21
9  They had held off the Yankees, the Carpetbaggers and the encroachments of Nature.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
10  On the left the stable yard, with its gateway, encroaches on the garden.
Arms and the Man By George Bernard Shaw
Get Context   In ACT II
Example Sentence:
1  We will never allow anybody to encroach upon China's territorial integrity and sovereignty.
2  He never allows work to encroach upon his family life.
3  They have promised that the development will not encroach on public land.
4  His new farm buildings encroach on his neighbour's land.
5  She has no right to encroach on my time.
6  The protester says Cambodia is using the world heritage status to encroach on Thai land.
7  As the industry continues to consolidate, HP and IBM are encroaching on each other's turf.
8  She tried to prevent her work from encroaching too far on her private life.
9  The encroachment of the factories upon the neighborhood lowered the value of the real estate.