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obtrude

OBTRU'DE, v.t. [L. obltrudo; ob and trudo, Eng. to thrust.]

1. To thrust in or on; to throw, crowd or thrust into any place or state by force or imposition, or without solicitation. Men obtrude their vain speculations upon the world.

A cause of common error is the credulity of men, that is, an easy assent to what is obtruded.

The objects of our senses obtrude their particular ideas upon our minds, whether we will or not.

2. To offer with unreasonable importunity; to urge upon against the will.

Why shouldst thou then obtrude this diligence in vain, where no acceptance it can find?

To obtrude one's self, to enter a place where one is not desired; to thrust one's self in uninvited, or against the will of the company.



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OBTRU'DE, v.t. [L. obltrudo; ob and trudo, Eng. to thrust.]

1. To thrust in or on; to throw, crowd or thrust into any place or state by force or imposition, or without solicitation. Men obtrude their vain speculations upon the world.

A cause of common error is the credulity of men, that is, an easy assent to what is obtruded.

The objects of our senses obtrude their particular ideas upon our minds, whether we will or not.

2. To offer with unreasonable importunity; to urge upon against the will.

Why shouldst thou then obtrude this diligence in vain, where no acceptance it can find?

To obtrude one's self, to enter a place where one is not desired; to thrust one's self in uninvited, or against the will of the company.

OB-TRUDE, v.i.

  1. To enter when not invited.
  2. To thrust or be thrust upon.

OB-TRUDE, v.t. [L. obtrude; ob and trudo, Eng. to thrust.]

  1. To thrust in or on; to throw, crowd or thrust into any place or state by force or imposition, or without solicitation. Men obtrude their vain speculations upon the world. A cause of common error is the credulity of men, that is, an easy, assent to what is obtruded. Brown. The objects of our senses obtrude their particular ideas upon our minds, whether we will or not. Locke.
  2. To offer with unreasonable importunity; to urge upon against the will. Why shouldst thou then obtrude this diligence / In vain, where no acceptance it can find? Milton. To obtrude one's self, to enter a place where one is not desired; to thrust one's self in uninvited, or against the will of the company.

Ob*trude"
  1. To thrust impertinently; to present without warrant or solicitation; as, to obtrude one's self upon a company.

    The objects of our senses obtrude their particular ideas upon our minds, whether we will or no. Lock.

  2. To thrust one's self upon a company or upon attention; to intrude.

    Syn. -- To Obtrude, Intrude. To intrude is to thrust one's self into a place, society, etc., without right, or uninvited; to obtrude is to force one's self, remarks, opinions, etc., into society or upon persons with whom one has no such intimacy as to justify such boldness.

  3. To offer with unreasonable importunity; to urge unduly or against the will.

    Milton.
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Obtrude

OBTRU'DE, verb transitive [Latin obltrudo; ob and trudo, Eng. to thrust.]

1. To thrust in or on; to throw, crowd or thrust into any place or state by force or imposition, or without solicitation. Men obtrude their vain speculations upon the world.

A cause of common error is the credulity of men, that is, an easy assent to what is obtruded.

The objects of our senses obtrude their particular ideas upon our minds, whether we will or not.

2. To offer with unreasonable importunity; to urge upon against the will.

Why shouldst thou then obtrude this diligence in vain, where no acceptance it can find?

To obtrude one's self, to enter a place where one is not desired; to thrust one's self in uninvited, or against the will of the company.

OBTRU'DE, verb intransitive

1. To enter when not invited.

2. To thrust or be thrust upon.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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manner

MAN'NER, n. [L. manus, the hand.]

1. Form; method; way of performing or executing.

Find thou the manner, and the means prepare.

2. Custom; habitual practice.

Show them the manner of the king that shall reign over them. This will be the manner of the king. 1 Sam.8.

Paul, as his manner was--Acts 17.

3. Sort; kind.

Ye tithe mint and rue, and all manner of herbs. Luke 11.

They shall say all manner of evil against you falsely--Matt.5.

In this application, manner has the sense of a plural word; all sorts or kinds.

4. Certain degree or measure. It is in a manner done already.

The bread is in a manner common. 1 Sam.21.

This use may also be sometimes defined by sort or fashion; as we say, a thing is done after a sort or fashion, that is, not well, fully or perfectly.

Augustinus does in a manner confess the charge.

5. Mien; cast of look; mode.

Air and manner are more expressive than words.

6. Peculiar way or carriage; distinct mode.

It can hardly be imagined how great a difference was in the humor, disposition and manner of the army under Essex and that under Waller.

A man's company may be known by his manner of expressing himself.

7. Way; mode; of things.

The temptations of prosperity insinuate themselves after a gentle, but very powerful manner.

8. Way of service or worship.

The nations which thou hast removed and placed in the cities of Samaria, know not the manner of the god of the land--2 Kings 7.

9. In painting, the particular habit of a painter in managing colors, lights and shades.

MAN'NER, v.t. To instruct in manners.

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