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interpose
used in David Copperfield

32 uses
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Definition to insert between other elements; or to interrupt or stop action by others
  • Mr. Murdstone seemed afraid of a renewal of hostilities, and interposing began: 'Miss Trotwood!'
    Chapters 13-15 (63% in)
  • Not pretty,' interposed my mother, laying her fingers on my lips again.
    Chapters 1-3 (58% in)
  • It was such an early day that it came soon, even to me, who was in a fever of expectation, and half afraid that an earthquake or a fiery mountain, or some other great convulsion of nature, might interpose to stop the expedition.
    Chapters 1-3 (61% in)
  • 'He does NOT know it,' Miss Murdstone interposes awfully.
    Chapters 4-6 (23% in)
  • Pray don't say that, Clara,' interposed Miss Murdstone, angrily.
    Chapters 7-9 (67% in)
  • 'Don't take refuge in a lie, sir!' he returned so fiercely, that I saw my mother involuntarily put out her trembling hand as if to interpose between us.
    Chapters 7-9 (69% in)
  • 'No, father,' Minnie interposed.
    Chapters 7-9 (86% in)
  • 'And whose appearance,' interposed his sister, directing general attention to me in my indefinable costume, 'is perfectly scandalous and disgraceful.'
    Chapters 13-15 (66% in)
  • 'Allow me to inquire, Miss Trotwood,' interposed Miss Murdstone, 'whom you are pleased to call, in a choice of words in which I am not experienced, my brother's instruments?'
    Chapters 13-15 (75% in)
  • In the morning he was downhearted again, and would have sustained himself by giving me all the money he had in his possession, gold and silver too, if my aunt had not interposed, and limited the gift to five shillings, which, at his earnest petition, were afterwards increased to ten.
    Chapters 13-15 (83% in)
  • Mr. Wickfield interposed, gravely.
    Chapters 16-18 (11% in)
  • All the letters he had ever written to her, she kept in a cabinet near her own chair by the fire; and she would have read me some of them, and I should have been very glad to hear them too, if he had not interposed, and coaxed her out of the design.
    Chapters 19-21 (51% in)
  • Really, my dear,' interposed Mr. Micawber.
    Chapters 28-30 (23% in)
  • 'My dear Rosa,' interposed Mrs. Steerforth, laughing good-naturedly, 'suggest some other supposition!
    Chapters 28-30 (69% in)
  • 'Where?' cried Ham, interposing himself before the door.
    Chapters 31-33 (19% in)
  • I gently interposed.
    Chapters 31-33 (24% in)
  • When, under cover of the night, I flew to Miss Mills, whom I saw by stealth in a back kitchen where there was a mangle, and implored Miss Mills to interpose between us and avert insanity.
    Chapters 31-33 (99% in)
  • 'I say, aunt,' I interposed, 'that I must do something!'
    Chapters 34-36 (50% in)
  • 'No, no,' interposed the Doctor.
    Chapters 34-36 (70% in)
  • I interposed, and said, "Dora, my love, you must permit me."
    Chapters 37-39 (29% in)
  • 'More than a mile off, Mr. Tiffey,' interposed a junior.
    Chapters 37-39 (45% in)
  • As I left him, resuming his stool and his pen, and rolling his head in his stock, to get it into easier writing order, I clearly perceived that there was something interposed between him and me, since he had come into his new functions, which prevented our getting at each other as we used to do, and quite altered the character of our intercourse.
    Chapters 37-39 (68% in)
  • 'he interposed.
    Chapters 37-39 (84% in)
  • I saw it move a little more, and a hand softly interpose to keep it open.
    Chapters 40-42 (7% in)
  • 'To you, sister Lavinia,' Miss Clarissa interposed.
    Chapters 40-42 (41% in)
  • 'Well, Rosa, well!' said Mrs. Steerforth, as the other was about to interpose, 'it is no matter.
    Chapters 46-48 (24% in)
  • But, from the greater part of the broad valley interposed, a mist was rising like a sea, which, mingling with the darkness, made it seem as if the gathering waters would encompass them.
    Chapters 46-48 (25% in)
  • 'And she won't go home,' he interposed, shaking his head mournfully.
    Chapters 46-48 (31% in)
  • 'I am, sir,' interposed Mr. Micawber.
    Chapters 49-51 (15% in)
  • There was a rustle, as if the unhappy girl, on whom she heaped these taunts, ran towards the door, and the speaker swiftly interposed herself before it.
    Chapters 49-51 (43% in)
  • Mr. Micawber, whose impetuosity I had restrained thus far with the greatest difficulty, and who had repeatedly interposed with the first syllable Of SCOUN-drel! without getting to the second, now burst forward, drew the ruler from his breast (apparently as a defensive weapon), and produced from his pocket a foolscap document, folded in the form of a large letter.
    Chapters 52-54 (21% in)
  • 'The veil that has long been interposed between Mrs. Micawber and myself, is now withdrawn,' said Mr. Micawber; 'and my children and the Author of their Being can once more come in contact on equal terms.'
    Chapters 52-54 (47% in)

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