Encrypting: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Familiar Quotations EncroachingThat the greatest security of the people, against the encroachments and usurpations of their superiors, is to keep the Spirit of Liberty constantly awake, is an undeniable truth.ndash;Edmund BurkeI believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachment of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.ndash;James MadisonLearned institutions ought to be favorite objects with every free people. They throw that light over the public mind which is the best security against crafty & dangerous encroachments on the public liberty.ndash;James MadisonSince the general civilization of mankind, I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people, by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power, than by violent and sudden usurpations.ndash;James MadisonEncroaching ndash; EntrenchFranklin D. Roosevelt is no crusader. He is no tribune of the people. He is no enemy of entrenched privilege. He is a pleasant man who, without any important qualifications for the office, would very much like to be President.ndash;Walter Lippmann Use in Literature EncroachingThe Chisholm Cattle Trail, which ran from Red River to the Kansas line, had almost fallen into disuse, owing to encroachments of settlements south of the former and westward on the latter.ndash;Andy Adams in The Outlet.He had been deeply irritated by some encroachments on the boundaries of certain estates, and had gone to church that forenoon with his mind full of the matter.ndash;Thomas Bailey Aldrich in An Old Town By The Sea.Miss Crawford had a claim; and when it was no longer to encroach on, to interfere with the stronger claims, the truer kindness of another, she could do her justice even with pleasure to herself.ndash;Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.It is about this level one looks to find the largest lakes with thick ranks of pines bearing down on them, often swamped in the summer floods and paying the inevitable penalty for such encroachment.ndash;Mary Austin in The Land of Little Rain.The absence of defined boundaries has facilitated these encroachments.ndash;Samuel White Baker in Cyprus, as I Saw it in 1879.As adventure would be impossible without encroaching on these laws, there is no longer any spirit of adventure among the Earthmen.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in The Village Rector.
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