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  • A screen was interposed between them and it, and they were leaning on the screen, talking.
  • He now interposes, addressing the young surgeon in his unmoved, professional way.
  • But as Ada interposed and laughingly said she could only feel proud of such genuine admiration, Mr. Krook shrunk into his former self as suddenly as he had leaped out of it.
  • But can I permit the film of a silly proceeding on the part of Caddy (from whom I expect nothing else) to interpose between me and the great African continent?
  • "Why, I don’t know," Mr. George interposes, "that the young woman need give herself that trouble, for to tell you the truth, I am not inclined to smoke it to-day."
  • I entreat you, by our common brotherhood, not to interpose between me and a subject so sublime, the absurd figure of an angry baker!’
  • But he did," said Mr. Skimpole, raising his laughing eyes in playful astonishment; "he did interpose that ridiculous figure, and he does, and he will again.
  • "I beg your pardon," interposes Mr. Rouncewell’s son’s father.
  • He was going to summon them when my guardian interposed and asked him to pause a moment, as he wished to say a word to him first.
  • Interposed between her and the fading light of day in the now quiet street, his shadow falls upon her, and he darkens all before her.
  • "Lies!" mademoiselle interposes.
  • "These are very long lies," mademoiselle interposes.
  • "Mother," interposed her son, always getting before her and pushing her back with one shoulder as she sidled at my guardian, "WILL you hold your tongue?"
  • …against clerks going to post the day’s letters, and against counsel and attorneys going home to dinner, and against plaintiffs and defendants and suitors of all sorts, and against the general crowd, in whose way the forensic wisdom of ages has interposed a million of obstacles to the transaction of the commonest business of life; diving through law and equity, and through that kindred mystery, the street mud, which is made of nobody knows what and collects about us nobody knows whence…
  • "But since then," he gravely interposed, anticipating what I meant to say, "I have reflected that your having anything to ask me, and my having anything to tell you, are different considerations, Esther.
  • "Now you know, Caddy," her mother mildly interposed, "that I DO employ a boy, who is now at his dinner.
  • "Excuse me, my Lady," Sir Leicester considerately interposes, "but perhaps this may be doing an injury to the young woman which she has not merited.
  • Mr. Bagnet suddenly interposes, "Plays the fife.
  • Sir Leicester, deeming it time to dismiss the officer, here majestically interposes with the words, "Very good.

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  • Where were their voices when the lips of Governor Barnett dripped with words of interposition and nullification?
    Martin Luther King, Jr.  --  Letter from a Birmingham Jail
  • Michael moved in front of the machine, interposing himself between Octavian and the two Greek demigods.
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