home invasion

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n home invasion burglary of a dwelling while the residents are at home
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Usage

In literature:

That straggling line of home-seekers was but a forerunner of the real invasion of Altar Valley.
"Desert Gold" by Zane Grey
Charles IX., who afterwards became rather too fond of these invasions of burgher homes, supped with a good appetite.
"Catherine de' Medici" by Honore de Balzac
They had been sent to protect the city and the homes of Antwerp from invasion.
"The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume III.(of III) 1574-84" by John Lothrop Motley
Tethmosis, having built a barrier against future invasions, went home and died.
"Ancient Man" by Hendrik Willem van Loon
It's a invasion of the sacred rights of the British working man's domestic home.
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 100, June 27, 1891" by Various
The population believed themselves to be immune from harm or invasion on this distant island home, but Drake soon disillusioned them.
"Drake, Nelson and Napoleon" by Walter Runciman
The blue jays were equally relieved in mind, and once more returned to their home to guard it against invasion.
"Bumper, The White Rabbit" by George Ethelbert Walsh
Invasions from abroad, insurrections at home, even private murders and poisonings, were apprehended.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part F. From Charles II. to James II." by David Hume
But the invasion was then defeated, and Lovat continued to enjoy royal favour at home.
"Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745" by Mrs. Thomson
How many thousand peaceful and happy homes were broken up and destroyed forever by this ruthless invasion!
"Xerxes" by Jacob Abbott
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In news:

0Michigan defensive end Frank Clark has pleaded guilty to a felony , second-degree home invasion charge.
An Iva, South Carolina man is found guilty in the murder of a Lavonia man during a home invasion last year.
A home invasion robbery ended in gunfire at the Flea Market USA in Miami, according to police.
Silver Pictures stages micro-budget 'Home Invasion'.
Heath police are looking for information regarding a suspect charged Thursday in a home invasion.
The home invasion occurred at 1700 Hebron Road during a known regular poker game, detectives said.
EVANSVILLE — The trial of Eric Weston Dunn, one of four men charged in connection to the home invasion of Ira Beumer, is now set to take place Feb 19, exactly one year from when the incident and subsequent fatal vehicle chase occurred.
Four people set on fire in home invasion.
"I thought something was wrong," said Allison Trigg, one of the victims of the home invasions.
Two women charged for home invasion, taking $50,000 in goods .
Charges were filed Wednesday against two men who are accused of holding a woman and her granddaughter hostage during a home invasion.
Man Assaulted During Home Invasion In Hampton .
Harvey Duson, 46, was sentenced Wednesday in the brutal beating and home invasion of a former San Diego city councilman.
Suspect in Harry Mathis Violent Home Invasion Sentenced.
Police investigate a home invasion on Capitol Ave in Hartford , Dec 11, 2012.
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