officiously

Definitions

  • The railway official
    The railway official
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv officiously in an officious manner "nothing so fatal as to strive too officiously for an abstract quality like beauty"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: There are 40 official jelly belly flavours
    • officiously Dutifully; with proper service.
    • officiously Kindly; with solicitous care.
    • officiously In a forward or obtrusive manner; with importunate forwardness; meddlingly.
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Quotations

  • Aldous Huxley
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    “Official dignity tends to increase in inverse ratio to the importance of the country in which the office is held.”
  • Barbara Ehrenreich
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    “We who officially value freedom of speech above life itself seem to have nothing to talk about but the weather.”
  • George Jean Nathan
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    “Bad officials are the ones elected by good citizens who do not vote.”
  • Georg C. Lichtenberg
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    “We say that someone occupies an official position, whereas it is the official position that occupies him.”
  • George Jean Nathan
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    “Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.”

Usage

In literature:

D'Hubert, without questioning the accuracy of the deduction, did not see that it advanced him much on his official quest.
"A Set of Six" by Joseph Conrad
The whole of the town's interests have, little by little, got into the hands of a pack of officials.
"An Enemy of the People" by Henrik Ibsen
The very officials that sentenced him some morning would forget his existence before sunset.
"Under Western Eyes" by Joseph Conrad
Officious hands, Russian and French, immediately seized the cross and fastened it to the uniform.
"War and Peace" by Leo Tolstoy
It was Master Pierrat Torterue, official torturer to the Chatelet.
"Notre-Dame de Paris" by Victor Hugo
In practical ability and official experience Danby had no superior among his contemporaries.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
And having admitted so much, he now stripped off the official mask completely.
"The Snare" by Rafael Sabatini
Keogh was sprawled in the official chair, drawing caricatures of his Uncle's head on an official pad of paper.
"Cabbages and Kings" by O. Henry
The most important house was the tecpan, the official house of the tribe, the council house proper.
"The Prehistoric World" by E. A. Allen
It is not a Colony, it is a Province; and officially so.
"Following the Equator, Complete" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
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In poetry:

A crown of gold, each Elder wears —
Each, like a mighty King, appears —
And each in white array is drest,
Like an officiating priest.
"Concerning The New Jerusalem" by Rees Prichard
Nor fetch, to take the accustomed toll
Of the poor sinner bound for death,
His brother doctor of the soul,
To canvass with official breath
"A Wish" by Matthew Arnold
Well tried through many a varying year,
See Levet to the grave descend,
Officious, innocent, sincere,
Of every friendless name the friend.
"On the Death of Dr. Robert Levet" by Samuel Johnson
Ye glow-worms, whose officious flame
To wand'ring mowers shows the way,
That in the night have lost their aim,
And after foolish fires do stray;
"The Mower To The Glow-Worms" by Andrew Marvell
But jealous of our god of dreams,
His common-sense in secret schemes
To rule the heart;
Unable to invent the lyre,
Creates with simulated fire
Official art.
"Under Which Lyre" by W H Auden
Bids weep no more—O heart bereft,
How strange, to thee, that sound!
A widow o'er her only son,
Feeling more bitterly alone
For friends that press officious round.
"Burial" by John Keble

In news:

A gun smuggling ring run by former town officials in Columbus, N.M. Had a direct link to targets of the failed "Fast and Furious " gun-tracking operation run by federal officials in Arizona, records show.
Records show a gun smuggling operation run by former town officials in Columbus, N.M. Had a direct link to targets of the bungled "Fast and Furious " operation run by federal officials in Arizona.
Winters can't make elected officials take furloughs or directly cut their salaries, according to officials with the Association County Commissioners of Georgia.
While construction crews started turning dirt about a month ago, developers for a new $40 million student- geared housing development officially broke ground Tuesday and unveiled the official name of the project.
The non-binding poll becomes official when the new Wyoming Legislature officially votes for Lubnau after members are sworn in Jan 8.
Golden Gate Transit officials gathered at the San Rafael Transit Center on Wednesday to tell the public why it would be a bad idea for county transit officials to eliminate their contract.
Greece was close to achieving its target in a multibillion-euro debt-buyback plan demanded by the country's official creditors as a precondition for unlocking fresh aid to the country, officials said Saturday.
The outcome is prompting new calls for the NFL and its regular officials to settle this labor dispute that prompted the league to lock out their officials in June.
Laptops belonging to European Commission officials were hacked when taken to a government conference in Azerbaijan, says an official.
Officials later said that about 657,000 business returns were also hacked , and Revenue officials told The State newspaper that the number of hacked returns had risen to 3.8 million.
Officials later said that about 657,000 business returns were also hacked , and Revenue officials told the State newspaper that the number of hacked returns had risen to 3.8 million.
Haiti 's government has hired a one-time Clinton administration official seeking to influence US officials who pledged $3 billion after the 2010 earthquake devastated the impoverished nation's capital.
The official election canvass approved Monday by state officials reports that 74 percent of eligible voters cast ballots in the Nov 6 general election.
Officials plan to mark the pier 's official opening Saturday with a family fishing rodeo, which will be funded, in part, by a grant from the Louisiana Tourism Coastal Coalition.
(AP) — Wyoming officials are asking residents of Pavillion if they want cisterns and trucked-in water to replace wells that federal officials say may have been tainted by fracking.
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In science:

In the official version [12 - 16], an analysis of the origin and history of the accident was based on a numerical modeling.
On the possible physical mechanism of Chernobyl catastrophe and the unsoundness of official conclusion
We believe our reader is quite capable to use an online search engine to find the official web pages of some of the technologies and products we discuss within this thesis.
Analysis of Using Browser-native Technology to Build Rich Internet Applications for Image Manipulation
It took us about half a day to figure out how to properly code it since this is something that is not described in the official documentation.
Analysis of Using Browser-native Technology to Build Rich Internet Applications for Image Manipulation
Lengthy and complex procedure ii. Distance (problem of mobility not trained on the cause and causalities of disabilities and the rights of PWDs) iii. Non co operative officials iv. Lack of transport v. Lack of information vi. Poor communication of rules vii. Physical barriers.
Mathematical Analysis of the Problems faced by the People With Disabilities (PWDs)
American journal of medical genetics Part B, Neuropsychiatric genetics : the official publication of the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics 150B: 271–281.
Deep Impact: Unintended consequences of journal rank
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