obtrusively

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv obtrusively in an obtrusive manner
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • obtrusively In an obtrusive manner; forwardly; with undue or unwelcome prominence.
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Usage

In literature:

Britain was ready less obtrusively, but no less heartily, to refer the quarrel to the same dread judge.
"The War in South Africa" by Arthur Conan Doyle
He began to listen now, but not too obtrusively, as that might awaken suspicion.
"Slow and Sure" by Horatio Alger
They are never obtrusive.
"Amateur Gardencraft" by Eben E. Rexford
For, instead of the statement being, as the writer seems to think, almost self-evidently true, it is almost obtrusively false.
"Theism or Atheism" by Chapman Cohen
Not the less, however, came this importunately obtrusive sense of change.
"The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
High school boys followed her with cowardly and obtrusive forwardness.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
It was not in the least obtrusive, yet one could never mistake their point of view.
"Bert Lloyd's Boyhood" by J. McDonald Oxley
One saw no ambition, no proper pride, no obtrusive morality anywhere.
"The Idler Magazine, Volume III., July 1893" by Various
Plain stone steps would have been far less obtrusive.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Gloucester [2nd ed.]" by H. J. L. J. Massé
His radio knowledge was somewhat a thing apart and in that he shared with the less obtrusive Gus.
"Radio Boys Loyalty" by Wayne Whipple
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In poetry:

Julian.
The gray earth dawning up, cold, comfortless;
With its obtrusive I am written large
Upon its face!
"Within and Without: Part II: A Dramatic Poem" by George MacDonald
O Youth! enchanting stage, profusely bless'd!
Bliss even obtrusive courts the frolic mind;
Of health neglectful, yet by health caress'd,
Careless of favour, yet secure to find.
"Elegy XI. He Complains How Soon the Pleasing Novelty of Life Is Over" by William Shenstone
When the mind is distracted, oft visions obtrusive
Collect round the couch, and appear to the eye,
When the frame is disorder'd, oft fancies illusive
Impose, that the vigor of health would defy.
"How Canst Thou Doubt?" by Charlotte Dacre

In news:

A bow net made of criss-crossed lacing will be equally effective but less obtrusive, and it will add less windage.
Fewer and less obtrusive pop-up warnings.
Although wearing white past Labor Day is an outdated fashion rule, at times an entirely bright, monochrome outfit is obtrusive and offbeat.
Other drivers may find the center armrest a bit obtrusive on manual transmission Foresters .
Such units are mounted above deck, and so they are fairly high profile—some might say obtrusive.
Mathematicians take their cues from owl wings to design quieter , less obtrusive planes.
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In science:

The higher the ratio, the less obtrusive the background noise is.
Computational time-reversal imaging with a small number of random and noisy measurements
A primary goal I had when taping was to minimize the obtrusiveness of the video recording, because I think that what people perceive they are doing affects what they actually do.
Technical paper: Collecting classroom video on a budget
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