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Jane Eyre
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  • He stood between me and every thought of religion, as an eclipse intervenes between man and the broad sun.
  • Jane, I approached the verge of despair; a remnant of self-respect was all that intervened between me and the gulf.

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  • My star vanished as I drew near: some obstacle had intervened between me and it.
  • The thought of Mrs. O’Gall and Bitternutt Lodge struck cold to my heart; and colder the thought of all the brine and foam, destined, as it seemed, to rush between me and the master at whose side I now walked, and coldest the remembrance of the wider ocean — wealth, caste, custom intervened between me and what I naturally and inevitably loved.
  • During the intervening period I had no time to nurse chimeras; and I believe I was as active and gay as anybody — Adele excepted.

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as in: intervened in the war Define
get involved -- typically without welcome
as in: in the intervening years Define
passage of time -- especially between two events
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