Meddlesomeness


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Meddlesomeness

Mediation (See PEACEMAKING.)
Norris, Mrs.
interfering, spiteful, gossiping busybody. [Br. Lit.: Austen Mansfield Park in Magill I, 562]
Werle, Gregers
interferes with the Ekdals’ lives and brings about their daughter’s suicide, [Nor. Drama: Ibsen The Wild Duck in Magill I, 1113]
Whiteside, Sheridan
meddles in his host’s family affairs and insults the townspeople by interfering. [Am. Drama: The Man Who Came to Dinner in Benét, 631]
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But it is only in recent decades that the engines of judicial meddlesomeness, on the one hand, and surgical know-how, on the other, have effectively assaulted that once permanent-seeming reality.
OPC violence at Ketu and other places in Lagos angered the Ibos, who also set up the Ibo Peoples' Congress (IPC) to deal with what they considered OPC's unwarranted meddlesomeness and violence.
The author persona can be accused of strong meddlesomeness.
As you might know, if you happen to follow sports, we have endured some bad luck with owners recently, marked by chronic absenteeism (Rupert Murdoch), lack of commitment (Michael Eisner), meddlesomeness (Jerry Buss) and what have you (Donald Sterling).
Devil-may-care Yank soldier-explorer Rick O'Connell (Fraser) has already been to Hamunaptra in battle, but he's about to be hanged in Cairo for his general meddlesomeness when he's rescued from the noose by the attractive young Evelyn (Rachel Weisz), a bumbling librarian from the Museum of Antiquities who, evidently for want of better company, pals around with her maladroit brother Jonathan (John Hannah).