meddling


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It will not be always meddling with others, or asking them to be like itself.
And there's a lot o' foolish women in fine clothes, with gewgaws all up their arms and feathers on their heads, sitting near the judge: they've dressed themselves out in that way, one 'ud think, to be scarecrows and warnings against any man ever meddling with a woman again.
I have a great mind to sue him in the morning myself, before Squire Doolittle, for meddling with my leaders.
In the first place, monsieur, I ask your pardon for meddling in these things, which have nothing to do with my trade; but since it is an affair that you propose to me -- for you are proposing an affair, are you not?
I am not meddling with theology but it seems to me that in the Elysian fields she'll have her place in a very special company.
But above all things, he has taken the sole control of the empire of France into his hands and made it a tolerably free land--for people who will not attempt to go too far in meddling with government affairs.
And if you have been interfering again with the discipline of this ship, or meddling in affairs that don't concern you you can take the consequences, and be damned.
I confess I thought at first that you were anxious to arouse an aversion for him in my heart by your meddling, in order that I might give him up; and it was only afterwards that I guessed the truth.
If anyone comes meddling again," said he, emitting the words separately through his thin compressed lips, "I will throw him down there.
The roar that was intended to paralyze the deer broke horribly from the deep throat of the great cat--an angry roar of rage against the meddling Sheeta who had robbed him of his kill, and the charge that was intended for Bara was launched against the panther; but here too Numa was doomed to disappointment, for with the first notes of his fearsome roar Sheeta, considering well the better part of valor, leaped into a near-by tree.
That boy would have blown his brains out, I believe, if some meddling idiot hadn't found him all that money at the last moment.
I'm not going to,' said I, somewhat testily, though without a grain of anger in my heart against any one but the meddling old woman.