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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of interpose.


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  • Henry Field, with a word interposed, which, as Lance said, might be anything, but was certainly the right length for the first syllables of Merrifield.

    Modern Broods

  • Yet here, as many another time in these devious manoeuvres, that fearful dilemma interposed -- inseparable in its many forms from all collective action whether in cabinet or party; so fit to test to the very uttermost all the moral fortitude, all the wisdom of a minister, his sense of proportion, his strength of will, his prudent pliancy of judgment, his power of balance, his sure perception of the ruling fact.

    The Life of William Ewart Gladstone, Vol. 1 (of 3) 1809-1859

  • He contented himself with turning aside thrusts and meeting blows with a clever guard, as some Cavalier tried to reach him, while twice over he found another sword interposed on his behalf.

    Crown and Sceptre A West Country Story

  • He tells us that such was the corruption of faith and of morals towards the close of their brief day, that had not the Saxon sword interposed; plague, pestilence, or famine, or some similar calamity, must have done the fatal work.

    Edwy the Fair or the First Chronicle of Aescendune

  • "The person," interposed "Cobbler" Horn, "to whom I wish to leave my property is my little daughter, Marian, who wandered away twelve years ago, and has never been heard of since.

    The Golden Shoemaker or 'Cobbler' Horn

  • "Not all owing to that, chippy," interposed "General" Nix, as he had immediately been christened by the miners -- "not all owing to that.

    Deadwood Dick, The Prince of the Road or, The Black Rider of the Black Hills

  • At last the manager interposed with a polite explanation: Ladies and gentlemen, this is jazz.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • “We've heard your sob story before,” the lawyer said as he interposed himself between the farmer and his client.

    Jack Garner, Parsley Farmer

  • "That's all right, Daylight," one Curly Parson interposed soothingly.

    Chapter IX

  • Deep in his throat, in an animal-like way, Hans's rage still rumbled, and several times he made as though to spring back upon his prey and was only prevented by the woman's swiftly interposed body.



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