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obtrusive

(ŏb-troo′siv) [L. obtrudere, to thrust against]
1. Aggressively and unpleasantly noticeable.
2. Forced into one's awareness.
3. Starkly contrasted with the environment.
obtrusiveness (′siv-nĕs)
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One of the most commendable aspects of Saturday's drama was how, even as the supposed star of the show, Sheen allowed himself to be gloriously upstaged by Dennis Quaid as Bill Clinton and, less obtrusively, Hope Davis as Hillary (or "Billary" as writer Peter Morgan christened them).
Today, every leaf in the reserve forests surrounding the mining towns of Sandur, Hospet and Torangallu dons a filthy coating of red dust, raised obtrusively by thousands of illegal ore- laden trucks zigzagging across narrow and bumpy roads cut through virgin jungles.
It's not the scale and grandeur of the architecture that has riveted their attention, it's the modest metal signs planted obtrusively out from.
The restaurant, homely and warm in dcor, was buzzing with families and groups of friends enjoying dining and being served attentively, professionally yet not obtrusively by a dedicated team of waiters and waitresses.
One can see this obscurity or inaccessibility as a conscious effort on the poet's part to 'shut out' the obtrusively 'closest' readers--the warders.
The social worker may discuss the way unexpected life events obtrusively disrupt patterns in life and acknowledge the role of pregnancy monitoring and prenatal care as medical and social indicators that "everything will be ok" The discussion may validate the psychological blow to core beliefs and assumptions about "how things are supposed to be" as well as present important information about difficulties with memory and concentration as possible symptoms of anxiety, depression, or shock following loss and trauma that should be monitored and for which treatment and support are available.
1327b18-31), would be sufficient to make natural slaves incapable of eudaimonia without being obtrusively implausible relative to what Aristotle is likely to have believed about non-Greeks.
This is a drastically shortened version of the original poem, which tightens the verse and excises the previous concluding stanza with its obtrusively particular "us":
While the figures in Porcelain Society "S" are, as the title suggests, indeed composed mostly of that ceramic material, two of the sculpted bodies are obtrusively pierced by large cast-glass crystals: one of them through the chest and the other vertically through the cranium.
Thus, many feel they must decide to either obtrusively protect their collections or trust the public.
Syntactic and versification boundaries can be most clearly articulated by straightforward pause or, less obtrusively, by the manipulation of intonation and by what Gerry Knowles calls "segmental discontinuity": refraining from overlapping the articulation of consecutive words as in ordinary speech; the lengthening of the last speech sounds of a word; the overarticulation of word-final stops; and inserting glottal stops at the onsets of words beginning with a vowel.