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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of encroach.


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  • Osama didn't give one whit about the us until we "encroached" on his holy "Saudi Arabia" (you know, the same one his group has planned to attack on numerous occasions).

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  • One boy could never forget how he drew a distinction between “mere amusement” and “such as encroached on the next day’s duties, ” nor the tone of voice with which the Doctor added “and then it immediately becomes what St. Paul calls revelling.

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  • The road in front of Fortis Hospital in Mohali is "encroached".

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  • Stream banks have been "encroached," Vail says; study to set it right

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  • Defying colleagues from his own party, the Communist Party of India-Marxist and from other allies, Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan Wednesday reiterated his charges against Tata Tea and announced he would seize the land 'encroached' on by the Tatas here.

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  • The reports tell of hundreds of ordinary black people punching, kicking, biting, and even stabbing and shooting whites who encroached, even in the slightest ways, on their freedom.

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  • Because she was the first British female party leader, and the first in any important Atlantic country, and such a formidable character, Margaret Thatcher's personality encroached upon her public record as the principal source of voter opinion about her.

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  • There were also sections that encroached just slightly on the sidewalk, like half an octagon, with four six-inch-wide panels of glass separated by narrow strips of white tile.

    Arcane Circle

  • The development had brought with it uninspired malls, colossal grocery stores, and near-constant controversy as builders encroached farther into the desert with each passing month.

    The Sins of Brother Curtis

  • Since their earliest recorded contact with European society in the 1600s, followed by 19th century rubber barons and oil explorers who encroached in the 1940s, brutality and bloodshed has characterized the tribe's relationships with the external world.

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