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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of obtrude.

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Examples

  • I don't mean to say that I regret my action, nor will I pretend that I can't sleep o 'nights in consequence; still, the idea obtrudes itself that he made so much of his disgrace while it is the guilt alone that matters.

    Lord Jim

  • I don’t mean to say that I regret my action, nor will I pretend that I can’t sleep o’ nights in consequence; still, the idea obtrudes itself that he made so much of his disgrace while it is the guilt alone that matters.

    Lord Jim

  • Here, in a series titled Third Person, are lesser stars whose faces are half-hidden by anonymous silhouettes, from the depths of which a third image obtrudes: a garish landscape or an eerie flight of birds.

    Brian Dillon on John Stezaker at the Whitechapel Gallery

  • But reality obtrudes on Adam's posturing "potentiality."

    The Illusion Of Things

  • In the fairy tale, nature, whether as tree, wind, rain, or helpful creature (deer, nightingale, hound), lends a loving hand or obtrudes a warning obstacle.

    'A Short History of Celebrity'

  • It is not easy, and it is unpleasant, to adduce statistics evidencing the cultural superiority of White over Negro: but it is a fact that obtrudes, one that cannot be hidden by ever-so-busy egalitarians and anthropologists.

    "Well, there's something known as American conservatism, though it does not even call itself that."

  • This is a question which constantly obtrudes itself today—a world problem, as well as one for the poverty-stricken nations.

    Mater et Magistra

  • And yet we claim to be astonished, dismayed, and on the verge of disillusionment when, again and again, the violence that informs all of these cultural fundamentalisms veers out of 'control,' out of the realm of the 'manageable,' and obtrudes its indiscriminate nature - its essential nature - into areas we indignantly proclaim 'out of bounds.'

    The 'Unmanageability' of Violence

  • Her Majesty is no stranger to a vault or firmament, of a sort of floorcloth, with an indistinct pattern distantly resembling eyes, which occasionally obtrudes itself on her repose.

    Reprinted Pieces

  • The latter statements may be thought of as relatively centrally located within the total network, meaning merely that little preferential connection with any particular sense data obtrudes itself.

    Unthreaded #18 « Climate Audit

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