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invade

verb aggress, arrogate, assail, assault, attack, break in, encroach, enter hostilely, impinge, infringe, intrude, obtrude, overrun, overtake, penetrate, raid, run over, trespass, usurp, violate
Associated concepts: invade the corpus of a trust, invade the province of the jury, invasion of privacy, invasion of propprty rights, invasion of rights
See also: accroach, assail, attack, break, despoil, encroach, enter, force, harry, impinge, impose, infringe, interfere, intrude, obtrude, occupy, overlap, overstep, penetrate, pervade, plunder, preempt, trespass, violate
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I did not understand that she was hiding her feelings under irony, that this is usually the last refuge of modest and chaste-souled people when the privacy of their soul is coarsely and intrusively invaded, and that their pride makes them refuse to surrender till the last moment and shrink from giving expression to their feelings before you.
We cannot say how long the night seemed to Milady, but D'Artagnan believed it to be hardly two hours before the daylight peeped through the window blinds, and invaded the chamber with its paleness.
He was invaded by a creeping strangeness that slowly enveloped him.
The spit turned, the stove roared, the pretty Madeleine wept; D'Artagnan felt himself invaded by hunger, cold and love.
It happened, while we lay in the bleaching grounds, that one half of the piece extended into a part of the field that came under the management of a legitimist, while the other invaded the dominions of a liberal.
Fast along- side a wharf, littered like any ship in port with a tangle of unrelated things, invaded by unrelated shore people, I had hardly seen her yet properly.
A horror of great darkness fell upon me; I felt my chamber invaded by one I had known formerly, but had thought for ever departed.
The habitation of a citizen is not to be idly invaded on light suspicion.
Others have perhaps been able to forget, but I have not, and the proof is, that I remember that one day of riot, that one day when the furious people, raging and roaring as the sea, invaded the royal palace; that one day when I feigned sleep in my bed, one man alone, naked sword in hand, concealed behind my curtain, watched over my life, ready to risk his own for me, as he had before risked it twenty times for the lives of my family.
Their hunting ground was occasionally invaded by the Blackfeet, but the Snakes battled bravely for their domains, and a long and bloody feud existed, with variable success.
Twice I invaded his office with a bag(M'Leod lent it) full of the spelicans needed in this detestable game, and a vocabulary to match.
Another rush of men invaded the grove, pitched a huge tent in silence, ran up yet eight or nine more by the side of it, unearthed cooking-pots, pans, and bundles, which were taken possession of by a crowd of native servants; and behold the mango- tope turned into an orderly town as they watched!