trespass upon (something)

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trespass upon (something)

1. To enter or intrude on private or restricted land or property. You're trespassing upon private land, son—I suggest you turn around right now, or I'll blast you to pieces! He was sentenced to five years in prison for trespassing upon the military installation.
2. old-fashioned To encroach or infringe upon some aspect of one's life. I'm sick of these reporters trespassing upon our privacy! The horrible things I did in that war have trespassed upon my dreams for years now.
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2) The Cyclic poets (as we can see from the abstract of Proclus) were careful not to trespass upon ground already occupied by Homer.
But I have done them upon mine own land, which you now trespass upon; and I shall answer only to the King--whom God preserve!--for my actions."
Having provided themselves with a wagon, and a number of empty casks, they sally off, armed with their rifles, into the wilderness, directing their course east, west, north, or south, without any regard to the ordinance of the American government, which strictly forbids all trespass upon the lands belonging to the Indian tribes.
"Was it not proved nineteen hundred years ago--if I may trespass upon your domain a little?
Hook me behind!"-- "Dearest Lucia, may I trespass upon you for a pin?" For Miss Bartlett had announced that she at all events was one for church.
I will be entirely at your service in three minutes, if I might trespass upon your patience so far." He rose with a very courteous air, and, bowing to us, he passed out through a door at the farther end of the room, which he closed behind him.
Their first business was to get canoes; and in this they were obliged not to stick so much upon the honesty of it, but to trespass upon their friendly savages, and to borrow two large canoes, or periaguas, on pretence of going out a-fishing, or for pleasure.
Hilbery had taken their absence, so far, with paternal benevolence, but they could not trespass upon it indefinitely.
These tribes would continually trespass upon the hunting grounds of each other, from which quarrels ensued, and finally in 1802 a battle was fought by agreement to end it once and for all on halfway ground, in Town Mount Prairie, at the edge of Franklin & Williamson county, about three miles southwest of West Frankfort.
Use in excess of one's permit would be seen as a trespass upon other permit holders, and would therefore be penalized at greater than market value.
Norse mercenaries, medieval highwaymen, and modern outdoors enthusiasts share the protagonists role with the birds they watch, the fields they trespass upon, and the thousand-year-old groves on Ringstone Hill.
Olmstead argued that because "[t]he insertions were made without trespass upon the property of the defendants," there was no "search" for the purposes of the Fourth Amendment.
In fact, the trial judge in White found that the police had "neither statutory authority to conduct the searches nor a constitutionally unrestricted right to trespass upon private property to conduct the searches." The Court of Appeal upheld this finding, showing strong support for the protection of Mr.
But "if you trespass upon them, they will trespass upon you!"
Director of Jerusalem Center for Legal Aid and Human Rights, Issam Al-Arouri, said that these new measures are a trespass upon the citizens' right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children.