encroaching in a sentence

He took a defiant attitude against the encroaching colonialism.

The city is increasingly encroaching on this town in its northwestern corner.

In the 1850s white settlers were again encroaching on lands used by Seminoles.

By contrast he regarded the British East India Company as an encroaching threat.

Harry was upset that Saleem, a drug dealer, was encroaching on his sales territory.

Loyalist settlers began encroaching on Algonquin lands shortly after the Revolution.

In the south, development is also encroaching on the city’s other major reservoir, La Concepcion.

However, ‘ modernisation ’ was fast encroaching and the centuries old craft tradition was dying out.

Several Gladiators were given warnings about encroaching into the safety zone, but none were disqualified.

Harvey (1993); p. 6f The abbey built shops and dwellings on the west side, encroaching upon the sanctuary.

New York City: Knopf, 1978 which was designed to protect the Adirondack State Park from encroaching development.

By 1909 he was successful enough that he was encroaching on the criminal activity of the Black Hand organization.

Historians believe that most early Monacans fled encroaching white colonial settlement, with few remaining behind.

The corruptive nature of Nkrumah and his political party had already started encroaching itself on the whole nation.

In Codex’s room, Zaboo is furious at Wade for encroaching upon his “lady on layaway,” and challenges him to a fight.

Clearly, the battle to keep things the way they were verses encroaching development is a fact of life at Old Buttonwoods, too.

When Manny had saved Ellie from drowning, they helped Ellie back onto solid ground, but almost drowned when the flood was encroaching.