40) and denied that they meddled with the affairs of men (xliii.
At court, though no trifler or flatterer, he was a favourite counsellor in three successive reigns, but he never meddled much in civil or temporal affairs.
Lord Shelburne meddled in the negotiations for the peace at Paris.
With political matters she hardly meddled as yet.
But he never meddled at all; just slid the lid along as soft as mush, and screwed it down tight and fast.