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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of intervene.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Incidentally, this piece is later than usual because heavy politics intervened from the beginning of the week on and this show airs late on Sunday night.

    William Bradley: Mad Men : "Do You Want to Know a Secret?" (And Really Suspend Your Disbelief?)

  • Washington's Chasity Melvin intervened to keep the scene from getting uglier.

    USATODAY.com

  • Then fortune again intervened for they obtained their results in the midst of a great war when ordinary economics are in abeyance and large scale production could go ahead as it would never have done in times of peace.

    Sir Alexander Fleming - Banquet Speech

  • The minister again intervened to smooth matters down with instances of the power and value of the race thus called in question.

    Kirsteen: The Story of a Scotch Family Seventy Years Ago

  • On the following day an unusually heavy and unintermitting fall of rain intervened to obstruct our advance.

    Foreign and Colonial News

  • Stung by public indifference to his debut album, he intended to call the follow-up Bryan Adams Hasn't Heard Of You Either before his record label intervened.

    BBC News - Home

  • Needle had been so angered that he wanted to rope and cut the bull, but Call intervened.

    Lonesome Dove

  • Since then a Second World War has intervened, which is responsible for November 11th now being observed as Remembrance Day, the one day in the year when all good Canadians pause from their daily tasks to render silent homage to those who paid the supreme sacrifice that we and our children might continue to live and enjoy our freedom.

    Maple Leaf Up Or Maple Leaf Down?

  • "We're guaranteeing 98 percent of depositors who were saving with the banks that were intervened, that is to say Canarias and Banpro," congressman Rafic Souki was quoted as saying by the official ABN news agency.

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  • ID has nothing at all to say about where, when and at what stage God, or the Designer, "intervened".

    Blast From the Past

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