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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of encroach.

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Examples

  • SCHWARTZ: That's a big thing among blue collar workers and kind of encroaches in to some of Hillary's base.

    CNN Transcript Feb 15, 2008

  • (The authors were / are intent on preserving their neighborhood small school which is cost prohibitive to operate; it costs far above the average elementary school student allotment so it 'encroaches' on the education dollar of our other students.)

    Blogging Bayport Alameda

  • Yet, the competitiveness of our society encroaches upon the yoga studio, to judge by people looking around to see whether they are stretching as far as their neighbors.

    Norman E. Rosenthal, M.D.: How Yoga Hasn't Wrecked My Body (Yet)

  • The naïve boundary between “me” and the “outside world” is my skin and the lenses of my eyes, but, as we learn more and more about the way events in our own bodies can be inaccessible “to us,” the great outside encroaches.

    In the Valley of the Shadow

  • The Palestinians insist that if Israel were truly willing to accept a Palestinian state, it would cease its construction, which encroaches further into would-be Palestinian territory.

    Alon Ben-Meir: The Settlers' Movement Is a Threat to Peace and Israel's Existence

  • Despite the parents' efforts to create a haven within their home, repression steadily encroaches on their private lives and impossible compromises must be made to hold together what remains of their family.

    Roya Rastegar: Circumstance and Dangerous Elicitations of Truth

  • The naïve boundary between “me” and the “outside world” is my skin and the lenses of my eyes, but, as we learn more and more about the way events in our own bodies can be inaccessible “to us,” the great outside encroaches.

    In the Valley of the Shadow

  • The naïve boundary between “me” and the “outside world” is my skin and the lenses of my eyes, but, as we learn more and more about the way events in our own bodies can be inaccessible “to us,” the great outside encroaches.

    In the Valley of the Shadow

  • Planners will need to decide what lands to prioritize as the climate warms and as development encroaches on wild lands.

    David Kroodsma: Your iPhone: A Crowd-Sourced Field Guide to Save the Planet

  • "Most of the proposed legislation potentially encroaches on the commander in chief's executive power under the U.S. Constitution," Mr. Stimson wrote.

    Pentagon Warns Against Bills Changing Rules on Detainees

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