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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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Delegation, then, tends to produce the government we love to hate: a sprawling, meddlesome bureaucracy; shady and virtually unassailable arrangements between organized interests, captured agencies, and congressional subcommittees; policy fiascoes for which nobody can be held responsible; and endless dithering and horsetrading.
Legitimate objective and reasonable exercise are weasel words that the courts at all levels, with only rare exceptions, have stretched beyond recognition in support of the insatiable meddlesome and confiscatory demands of Leviathan.
They voiced pride in the patriotic statement of the Interior Minister Lt-Gen Shaikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa against the Iranian meddlesome acts, lauding the efforts of the minister and the Interior Ministry's affiliates the smuggling of weapons and explosives from Iran into Bahrain.
In reply, Vahidi viewed the United States' warmongering policies as the root cause of concerns and world instability, specially the Middle East, and said, "Iran's policies are peaceful and serve peace and stability in the region.""We enjoy good and constructive relations with the regional and neighboring countries and these are the warmongering and meddlesome US leaders who attempt to damage the good ties among the regional countries by raising unfounded issues and sowing discord," he added.Iranian officials have always underlined that Iran is determined to further develop its bilateral relations and mutual cooperation with the regional countries, including the Central Asian, the Caucasian and the Middle-Eastern countries.
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Al-Fahl family members denounced the Iranian officials' hostile statements aimed at fueling tension in the kingdom, stressing that Iran's meddlesome policies flout all good neighbourliness principles and international laws and norms, as well as the charters of the UN and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.
As if Sian asking meddlesome and malicious Amber to be a bridesmaid wasn't bad enough, Amber puts temptation in Sophie's way yet again.
They will also assert that Iran's meddlesome acts contravene the good neighbourliness principles, as well the charters of the UN and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.
Meanwhile, that meddlesome old cow Pauline takes one final pop at Sonia from beyond the grave as her will is read out.
It denounced the Iranian meddlesome designs to foment sectarian-tainted strife and drive wedges between Bahrainis to subvert its national unity and encroach on its territories.
"The Iranian flagrant interference represents an unacceptable trespass on national sovereignty, which resulted in a spate of terror acts perpetrated by dormant cells in Bahrain", he said, adding that the Iranian meddlesome policies flout international norms and conventions.
Big Brovaz have gotten mixed up with those meddlesome kids from Mystery Inc in Scooby-Doo's latest case.