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officious
 a.  marked by excessive eagerness in offering unwanted services or advice to others
Example Sentence: (208 in 14 pages)
1  Judy wanted to look over the new computer models on her own, but the officious salesman kept on butting in with "helpful" advice until she was ready to walk out of the store.
2  When people put on uniforms, their attitude becomes more confident and their manner more officious.
3  Only high officials had access to the president.
4  Branch officials can access the central database.
5  Red Cross officials were allowed access to the prison for the first time a few days ago.
6  But by then the administration wasn't paying attention, for top officials were fixated on Kuwait.
7  The task force is comprised of congressional leaders, cabinet heads and administration officials.
8  Administration officials have winnowed the list of candidates to three.
9  Senior government officials admit they have not been able to subdue the rebels.
10  They were planning to evacuate the seventy American officials still in the country.
11  County officials are expected to announce details of the plan today.
12  A lot of Latin-American officials are stressing the symbolic importance of the trip.
13  Corrupt officials always try to draw the curtain over their corruption.
14  When a company goes out of business, officials usually move in to take control.
15  All morning he'd been closeted with various officials.
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