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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • etc. Obsolete forms of encroach, etc.

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  • He had been for some time in the snares of the thief-taking society; who, resenting his presumption in attempting to incroach upon their monopoly of impeachment, had him taken up and committed to Newgate, on the deposition of an accomplice, who has been admitted as evidence for the king.

    The Expedition of Humphry Clinker

  • If you indulge in it at all, you must be peremptory with yourself in resisting its tendency to incroach either upon your time or your _temper_.

    Advice to a Young Man upon First Going to Oxford In Ten Letters, From an Uncle to His Nephew

  • Missouri, filling up its Bead & Compelling it to incroach on the S [Nortti]

    Original journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, 1804-1806

  • And the better to preserve amity and correspondence betwixt the said companies, and that the one may not incroach unon the other by any indirect means, we will and ordain, That no actor or other person employed about either of the said theatres, erected by the said Sir William D'avenant and Thomas Killigrew, or either of them, or deserting his company, shall be received by the governor or any of the said

    An Apology for the Life of Mr. Colley Cibber, Volume I

  • Nothing indeed could exceed the luxuriance of the grass on these water meadows, for we found on crossing that the floods were beginning to incroach upon them.

    Expedition into Central Australia

  • Sands into the Missouri, filling up its Bend & Compelling it to incroach on the S Shore - we found great dificuelty in passing around the Sand at the mouth of this River Capt Lewis and My Self with 6 men in a perogue went up this Great river Plate about 1 miles, found the

    The Journals of Lewis and Clark, 1804-1806

  • "I accept your favour, sir, upon this condition only; and if ever you find me to impose upon your credulity, or incroach on your goodness, may you renounce me from that moment!"

    The Old English Baron: a Gothic Story

  • For if one of the three incroach too far, there is so much lost in the Balance of the Estates, and so much more Arbitrary power in one; 'Tis as certain in Politiques, as in

    His Majesties Declaration Defended

  • I always was of opinion that the placing a youth to study with an attorney was rather a prejudice than a help. we are all too apt by shifting on them our business, to incroach on that time which should be devoted to their studies. the only help a youth wants is to be directed what books to read, and in what order to read them. have accordingly recommended strongly to Phill to put himself into apprenticeship with no one, but to employ his time for himself alone. to enable him to do this to advantage I have laid down a plan of study which will afford him all the assistance a tutor could, without subjecting him to the inconvenience of expending his own time for the emolument of another. one difficulty only occurs, that is, the want of books. but this I am in hopes you will think less of remedying when it is considered that had he been placed under the care of another, a proper collection of books must have been provided for him before he engaged in the practice of his profession; for a lawyer without books would be like a workman without tools. the only difference then is that they must now be procured something earlier. should you think it necessary, it would be better to consider the money laid out in books as a part of the provision made for him and to deduct it from what you intended to give him, than that he should be without them.

    Letters

  • _incroach_ upon their Offices, nor take upon it self the employments which belong to either of them.

    Micrographia Some Physiological Descriptions of Minute Bodies Made by Magnifying Glasses with Observations and Inquiries Thereupon

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