In the east, the Chinese army continues periodically to encroach on Indian territory.
Any attempt to encroach on it, even by an iota, will ultimately lead to our enslavement by a federal tyranny.
He got really mad when they started to encroach on his personal life.
How does this symbolize constraints on girls and women, and encroach on our right to be simply as we are, at any given moment?
In the tendency of the federal government to encroach upon the States lay, he thought, the danger of the federal Constitution.
She thanks you for your indulgence, on which she will not encroach.
They were allowed to encroach on the lawn, where they stood among the planted bushes and under the palms.
The poor fellows have had enough of it; I must not encroach on the entire holiday.
To pretend to be so is only to encroach on woman's sweet and noble prerogative, and to assume her great virtue.
But let us proceed quietly, and not encroach upon future events.
early 14c., "acquire, get," from Old French encrochier "seize, fasten on, hang on (to), cling (to); hang up, suspend," literally "to catch with a hook," from en- "in" (see en- (1)) + croc "hook," from Old Norse krokr "hook" (see crook). Meaning "seize wrongfully" is from c.1400. Sense of "trespass" is first recorded 1530s. Related: Encroached; encroaches; encroaching.