encroached upon

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Time and feeding had expanded that once romantic form; the black silk waistcoat had become more and more developed; inch by inch had the gold watch-chain beneath it disappeared from within the range of Tupman's vision; and gradually had the capacious chin encroached upon the borders of the white cravat: but the soul of Tupman had known no change --admiration of the fair sex was still its ruling passion.
The Russians have always a ship of war upon this station, and have already encroached upon the Californian boundaries, by taking possession of the port of Bondago, and fortifying it with several guns.
On the sides of this triangle had recently been constructed a parallelogram of considerable size, which encroached upon the street remorselessly, according to the familiar uses of the building of that period.
Thus followed our undoing, for when the seas dried and the green hordes encroached upon us we could do naught but flee.
Their former attitudes and their former silence were once more first encroached upon by Pancks.
And as to the condition on which you hold your advancement in life - namely, that you are not to inquire or discuss to whom you owe it - you may be very sure that it will never be encroached upon, or even approached, by me, or by any one belonging to me.
Strange and unholy shadows encroached upon the moonlight, an ominous quiet filled the place.
Muradpur police station arrested three accused identified as Amir, Nazar and Waris, who had encroached upon roads at Gohadpur.
During the hearing, the counsel representing the Sindh Building Control Authority confirmed the petitioner's claim and informed the judges that the super store's administration had encroached upon the land.
MANDI BAHAUDDIN -- Local residents of Mandi Bahauddin complained that shopkeepers and vendors have encroached upon the footpaths depriving pedestrians of their right to walk.
KDA had informed the court that 35,000 plots of the city had been encroached upon through notorious China-cutting method.
Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui issued the notices to Rameeza Majeed Nizami, the owner of Nawa-i-Waqt Group, anchorperson Matiullah Jan, bureau chief Sardar Hameed and producers Mohammad Ali Javed and Zeeshan Mehmood over the contents of Apna Apna Gareban, a programme hosted by Mr Matiullah on Monday (Feb 5) which examined allegations that lawyers had encroached upon a football ground in Islamabad's Sector F-8.