Definitions

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  • adj. characterized by incursion; invasive

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Making an incursion; invasive; aggressive; hostile.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Making incursions; invading; aggressive.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. involving invasion or aggressive attack

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Examples

  • Unsuccessful in maintaining their homes against the incursive Indians, but successful in regaining them by right of pre-emption, the Fair Play settlers were also vitally concerned with representative democracy.

    The Fair Play Settlers of the West Branch Valley, 1769-1784 A Study of Frontier Ethnography

  • At this season of the year the glazed roof and sides were withdrawn or lowered, but at night the lower sashes were drawn up and fastened, lest incursive cats or dogs should destroy my flowers.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 02, No. 08, June 1858

  • Here pass commercial caravans, hybrid merchant tribes like the Hausa, throngs of pilgrims, streams of peoples, herds of cattle moving to busy markets, rude incursive shoppers or looters from the desert, coming to buy or rob or rule in this highway belt.

    Influences of Geographic Environment On the Basis of Ratzel's System of Anthropo-Geography

  • Her indefinite, idle, impossible passion for Fitzpiers; her constitutional cloud of misery; the sorrowful drops that still hung upon her eyelashes, all made way for the incursive mood started by the spectacle.

    The Woodlanders

  • A horror of any kind was no sooner past than it was straightway forgotten, and the facetious animal would advance with arched back and glaring eyes in defiance of an incursive hen, or twirl in mad hopeless career after its own miserable tail!

    Deep Down, a Tale of the Cornish Mines

  • Here and there, only, did some little partisan squad make a stand, or offer a show of resistance to the incursive British or the marauding and malignant tory -- disbanding, if not defeated, most usually after the temporary object had been obtained, and retreating for security into shelter and inaction.

    The Partisan: A Tale of the Revolution. By the Author of "The Yemassee," "Guy Rivers," &c. In Two Volumes. Vol. I

  • Or the supposed reviewer of our national history may find, somewhere in his retrospect, that a certain brook or swamp in a wilderness, or a stripe of waste, or the settlement of boundaries in respect to some insignificant traffic, was difficult of adjustment between jealous, irritated, and mutually incursive neighbors; and therefore, national honor and interest equally required that war should be lighted up by land and sea, through several quarters of the globe.

    An Essay on the Evils of Popular Ignorance

  • This is a story of group of kids who protect their vacation home from incursive aliens.

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  • There is one fact which no one can misunderstand, the while -- that after the defections under which you have suffered, and under your known want of military stores, an incursive war from the mountains appears ferocious -- both revengeful and cruel -- when every one knows that time will render it unnecessary. "

    The Hour and the Man, An Historical Romance

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