encroacher

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n encroacher someone who enters by force in order to conquer
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Encroacher One who by gradual steps enters on, and takes possession of, what is not his own.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n encroacher One who encroaches; one who lessens or limits anything, as a right or privilege, by narrowing its boundaries.
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Quotations

  • Louis D. Brandeis
    Louis D. Brandeis
    “The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal -- well-meaning but without understanding.”
  • Pasquier Quesnel
    Pasquier Quesnel
    “Zeal is very blind, or badly regulated, when it encroaches upon the rights of others.”

Usage

In literature:

The Dutch and French also tended constantly to encroach upon their rights.
"Our Government: Local, State, and National: Idaho Edition" by J.A. James
This point was under a steep bank of red earth on the opposite shore where the river seemed to be encroaching.
"Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia, Vol 2 (of 2)" by Thomas Mitchell
England refuses to assist Canada in resenting Yankee encroachment in the seal fisheries.
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, VOL. 100. Feb. 28, 1891" by Various
Encroachments made at Paris on the Investigator's discoveries.
"A Voyage to Terra Australis Volume 2" by Matthew Flinders
But hitherto no one had dared to whisper how fast the distemper was encroaching in this very district.
"In the Days of Chivalry" by Evelyn Everett-Green
The French soon became jealous, and encroached upon their treaty.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science" by Various
Quiloa had been originally a peninsula, but by the encroachments of the sea it had become an island.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume VI" by Robert Kerr
He had a high reputation for piety and learning, was a patriotic Englishman, and resisted the encroachments of Rome.
"A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature" by John W. Cousin
I have submitted to your encroachments.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCXXXIX. January, 1844. Vol. LV." by Various
But the lord does not have the power to encroach upon the rights of common that exist within the community.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
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In poetry:

Happy he whom neither wealth nor fashion,
Nor the march of the encroaching city,
Drives an exile
From the hearth of his ancestral homestead.
"The Golden Mile-Stone. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
And still thou wanest, pallid moon!
The encroaching shadow grows apace;
Heaven's everlasting watchers soon
Shall see thee blotted from thy place.
"The Waning Moon" by William Cullen Bryant
When that day comes, oh, may this hand grow cold,
Busy, like thine, for Freedom and the Right;
Oh, may this soul, like thine, be ever bold
To face dark Slavery's encroaching blight!
"Elegy On The Death Of Dr. Channing" by James Russell Lowell
As envy pines at good possess’d,
So jealously looks forth distress’d
On good that seems approaching;
And, if success his steps attend,
Discerns a rival in a friend,
And hates him for encroaching.
"Friendship" by William Cowper
There,--when woodland hills encroach
On the shadowy winding waters,
And the bluets, April's daughters,
At the darling Spring's approach,
Star their myriads through the trees,--
All the land is one with peace.
"Along The Stream" by Madison Julius Cawein
In heaven soaring up, I dropped an ear
On earth: and Oh, sweet melody:
And listening, found it was the saints who were
Encroached for Heaven that sang for joy. For in Christ's coach they sweetly sing,
As they to glory ride therein.
"The Joy if Church Fellowship Rightly Attended" by Edward Taylor

In news:

Thousands of feet of containment boom line the Louisiana coast, an effort to protect the shore from the encroaching oil spill.
Torsion catapults, formally called onagers, are starting to encroach on the records held by the air cannons.
A top official of the Tennessee Department of Transportation says he is optimistic his agency will be able to resolve dozens of encroachment issues with business and home owners along the highway in Townsend.
Seen from a helicopter, a home is surrounded by slurry as the High Park Fire encroaches.
Ordered to pay millions for encroaching on the Knicks' territory, the Nets were forced to sell Erving to the Philadelphia 76ers.
The encroachment of Black Friday shopping into Turkey Thursday continues apace.
Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District Flood water has encroached onto the Vidalia Convention Center grounds in Vidalia , Louisiana beneath the Louisiana and Mississippi River Bridges.
On Nov 26 the Caledonia City Council returned to a property issue first discussed at the Nov 13 meeting — a land encroachment issue brought by Andy and Cheri Allen.
One of the biggest threats to a military base is often encroachment by housing and other commercial operations.
Mid-City residents living within BioDistrict New Orleans worry that health and science entities might one day encroach on their neighborhoods.
The project the board members fervently hope to get underway soon is phase three, including three T-groins positioned to keep a sand barrier between the encroaching waters of Big Marco Pass and Hideaways condo buildings 5000 and 6000.
As loggers and ranchers encroach on the previously unknown tribe, advocates warn that making contact would be illegal.
Painted pink , a small attic room is as warm as a heart, intimate instead of encroaching.
Bobby Jindal has declared a state of emergency for Plaquemines Parish as it deals with encroaching salt water that's threatening drinking water in the New Orleans area.
The Slow Food movement takes its name from an organization that was founded in Europe in late 1980s as a response to the encroachment of American-style fast food.
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In science:

Indeed classical cryptography can not be encroach entire area of quantum cryptography.
A simple unbreakable code
Encroaching lists as a measure of presortedness.
Random Shuffling to Reduce Disorder in Adaptive Sorting Scheme
At low Etrue , fake jets can be seen encroaching on the low energy side of the distribution.
sPHENIX: An Upgrade Concept from the PHENIX Collaboration
Culture encroachment happens through the interplay of technology and everyday life.
The Japanese Smart Grid Initiatives, Investments, and Collaborations
These results encroach on LSND’s allowed region, but they do not rule out LSND.
MiniBooNE: the Booster Neutrino Experiment
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