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  • n. The state of being interspersed.
  • n. The act of interspersing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of interspersing, or the state of being interspersed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of interspersing, scattering, or placing here and there.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of combining one thing at intervals among other things


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  • The interspersion of alleged real videos to support some of the moments of the film tend to help set the emotion levels pretty solidly!

    THE FOURTH KIND Movie Review fr Cinema Static

  • I do, however, quite like your suggestion for interspersion of "king in the north" and "the pyre" scenes, paralleled with chanting and everythnig ... looks good in my head.

    Which episode will GRRM write?

  • There, the fragmentation and interspersion of wooded mountain acreage with homes to accommodate the growing numbers of commuters who work in the District of Columbia and northern Virginia is threatening the solitude and integrity of the nearby Appalachian Trail. posted by John L. Trapp at

    In Search of Tranquility

  • Nor shall we be wanting to fill up these papers with a grateful interspersion of more serious morals, which may be drawn from the most ludicrous and odd parts of human life. '

    Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No 3, September 1863 Devoted to Literature and National Policy

  • There is effect in the manner in which the simple head-stones are planted together, with no separation of rails, no interspersion of pretending sarcophagi.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 61, No. 376, February, 1847

  • Hebrew order is broken up by the interspersion of the additional literature among the other books, outside the law, thus asserting for the extra writings a substantial equality of rank and privilege.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 3: Brownson-Clairvaux

  • The interspersion of some discords seems to imply serious differences of opinion between the parties to the treaty.

    Charles Dickens and Music

  • With the fugue, music, unaided by words, was held together by its own innate strength; it became a self-sustaining One subject was generally taken; others -- oftenest one, sometimes more -- were added; all the subjects were passed about from part to part until the end of the composition, with the interspersion of passages called "episodes" for the sake of


  • The saga prose is straightforward and business-like, the dialogue short and pithy, with considerable interspersion of proverbial phrase, but with, except in case of bad texts, very little obscurity.

    The Flourishing of Romance and the Rise of Allegory (Periods of European Literature, vol. II)

  • The attempt to make them so, involving, as it does, a notable interspersion of controversial sermons, has never been tried by the Redemptorist or Paulist Fathers to our knowledge, and when done by others has resulted in not enough of controversy for making solid converts, and too little penitential preaching for the proper reformation of hard sinners among Catholics.

    Life of Father Hecker


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