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 Meanings and Examples of OFFICIOUS
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officious
 a.  marked by excessive eagerness in offering unwanted services or advice to others
Classic Sentence: (203 in 14 pages)
1  But their officious inquisitiveness was not gratified.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
2  If by any officious exertions of his, she is induced to leave Henry's protection, there will be much less chance of his marrying her than if she remain with him.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVII
3  One hates to be officious, to be giving bad impressions, making mischief.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 21
4  I was in the mood for being useful, or at least officious, I think, for I now drew near him again.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
5  The fact is, that you were sick of civility, of deference, of officious attention.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 60
6  At that instant she knew that in running away she had merely hidden her doubts behind the officious stir of travel.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
7  Heyward had too recently witnessed a frightful instance of the prompt punishments of the people into whose hands he had fallen to hazard an exposure by any officious boldness.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 24
8  He therefore dined very silently, in spite of the officious attention of his host, who presented himself two or three times to inquire if he wanted anything.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 37. The Catacombs of Saint Sebastian.
9  Even if some unduly officious person insist upon a trial, neighborly comity will probably make his conviction sure, and then the labor due the county can easily be bought by the master.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In VIII
10  This category represented the more respectable officials of the town.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER I
11  Did any one happen to mention Customs officials and inspectors, from that moment he expatiated as though he too had been both a minor functionary and a major.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER I
12  Nor were the President of the Local Council and the Postmaster overlooked; until the company had run through the whole list of urban officials.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER II
13  And in every case those officials appeared to be persons of the highest possible merit.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER II
14  Approaching the first desk which he happened to encounter, Chichikov inquired of the two young officials who were seated at it whether they would kindly tell him where business relating to serf-indenture was transacted.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER VII
15  Chichikov perceived that the officials' motive was merely one of curiosity, as often happens when young tchinovniks desire to cut a more important and imposing figure than is rightfully theirs.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER VII
Example Sentence: (208 in 14 pages)
16  Western officials say the problem is minor, and should be quickly overcome.
17  Airport officials received a stream of verbal abuse from angry passengers whose flights had been delayed.
18  The men have been debriefed by British and Saudi officials.
19  Government officials clearly deserve some of the blame as well.
20  The press corps was primed to leap to the defense of the fired officials.
21  He went over the heads of union officials, appealing directly to the workforce.
22  He called for checks to discover whether corrupt officials are being bribed to connive in shoddy construction.
23  Several customs officials have been accused of colluding with drug traffickers.
24  Government officials visited the earthquake zone on Thursday morning to co-ordinate the relief effort.
25  Election officials have rigged up speakers to provide voters with music.
26  Gas officials are investigating the cause of an explosion which badly damaged a house in Hampshire.
27  The measure will mainly be carried out by government officials.
28  Match officials should not tolerate such behaviour but instead enforce the laws of the game.
29  Red-faced officials ordered an investigation into the cause of the accident.
30  Military officials are still tight-lipped about when or whether their forces will launch a ground offensive.