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  • Princess Anna Mikhaylovna intervened in the conversation, evidently wishing to show her connections and knowledge of what went on in society.
  • Prince Bagration, apparently not wishing to be severe, found nothing to say; the others did not venture to intervene.

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  • Gervais intervened with a joke, and the talk reverted to its former lively tone.
  • 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.
  • At first her intervention in the business of packing was received skeptically.
  • Without admitting divine intervention in the affairs of humanity we cannot regard "power" as the cause of events.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • "Wait, I have not finished…." he said to Prince Andrew, seizing him by the arm, "I believe that intervention will be stronger than nonintervention.

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  • 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."

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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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