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Word: obtrude

Definition: push (oneself or one's ideas) forward or intrude; impose (oneself or one's ideas) on others; butt in; stick out or extrude; thrust out; Ex. obtrude A on B; ADJ. obtrusive; N. obtrusion; CF. unobtrusive


Sentences Containing 'obtrude'

A pose is selected that makes a good design of line and color a good pattern and the character of the sitter is not allowed to obtrude or mar the symmetry of the whole considered as a beautiful panel.
But in good proportion the lesser parts are not allowed to obtrude, but are kept in subordination to the main dispositions on which the unity of the effect depends.
I ventured to offer to the learned among them a conjecture of my own, that Laputa was _quasi lap outed_; _lap_, signifying properly, the dancing of the sunbeams in the sea, and _outed_, a wing; which, however, I shall not obtrude, but submit to the judicious reader.
We have ever been far from wishing to obtrude ourselves on anyone.

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