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  • r  in an officious manner
    nothing so fatal as to strive too officiously for an abstract quality like beauty

  • There are also a few homes where children are reared so officiously that they never quite get rid of that run-to-mother look.
  • But many police, too, seemed irritated at having to spend their holidays in crowd control, and they began officiously ordering people around.
  • All this time a busy little old man in a derby hat was rushing officiously about.
Quotes

  • Terry Pratchett in Times Online
    In his Dimbleby lecture, Pratchett quoted approvingly in full the line to which Lester merely alluded: "Thou shalt not kill; but needst not strive / Officiously to keep alive."

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