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War and Peace
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  • At first her intervention in the business of packing was received skeptically.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Prince Bagration, apparently not wishing to be severe, found nothing to say; the others did not venture to intervene.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Without admitting divine intervention in the affairs of humanity we cannot regard "power" as the cause of events.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Gervais intervened with a joke, and the talk reverted to its former lively tone.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Princess Mary asked Mademoiselle Bourienne's pardon, and also her father's pardon for herself and for Philip the footman, who had begged for her intervention.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Nicholas' letter in which he mentioned Princess Mary had elicited, in her presence, joyous comments from the countess, who saw an intervention of Providence in this meeting of the princess and Nicholas.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The historians, in accord with the old habit of acknowledging divine intervention in human affairs, want to see the cause of events in the expression of the will of someone endowed with power, but that supposition is not confirmed either by reason or by experience.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Princess Anna Mikhaylovna intervened in the conversation, evidently wishing to show her connections and knowledge of what went on in society.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Despite all the terror of what had happened during those last days and during the first days of their journey, this feeling that Providence was intervening in her personal affairs cheered Sonya.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "The Berlin cabinet cannot express a feeling of alliance," began Hippolyte gazing round with importance at the others, "without expressing… as in its last note… you understand… Besides, unless His Majesty the Emperor derogates from the principle of our alliance… "Wait, I have not finished…" he said to Prince Andrew, seizing him by the arm, "I believe that intervention will be stronger than nonintervention.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Having abandoned the conception of the ancients as to the divine subjection of the will of a nation to some chosen man and the subjection of that man's will to the Deity, history cannot without contradictions take a single step till it has chosen one of two things: either a return to the former belief in the direct intervention of the Deity in human affairs or a definite explanation of the meaning of the force producing historical events and termed "power.  (not reviewed by editor)

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