Definitions

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  • adverb In a meddlesome manner.

Etymologies

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meddlesome +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Vincent Canby in The New York Times wrote, “The intentions of McCabe and Mrs. Miller are not only serious, they are meddlesomely imposed on the film by tired symbolism… [that] keep[s] spoiling the fun of what might have been an uproarious frontier fable.”

    STAR

  • But I am very sure of this: that a vast majority of the men who make the world go round drink or have drunk; and that when at last the world comes to be governed by those who don't and haven't, it will be even worse governed, more pettily and meddlesomely, than it is at present.

    We Three

  • He understood all the suspicions that policemen entertain in the case of night prowlers, and knew that they would be particularly and meddlesomely interested in one who prowled with a child in his arms.

    The Landloper

  • a duster and toddles about meddlesomely, spying out dust so diligently that whilst she is flicking off one speck she is already looking elsewhere for another.

    The Doctor's Dilemma

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