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In modern times state activity has encroached on the cities.
Since that time the whites have steadily encroached on the reservations.
The sea encroached far on the land from the Great Australian Bight and there formed the limestones of the Nullarbor Plains.
He ordained 29 bishops and encroached upon Peter's jurisdiction.
Independent monarchs established themselves in Africa and Khorasan (Spain had remained Omayyad throughout), and in the north-west the Greeks successfully encroached.