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  • Mr. Murdstone seemed afraid of a renewal of hostilities, and interposing began: ’Miss Trotwood!’
  • Not pretty,’ interposed my mother, laying her fingers on my lips again.
  • ’He does NOT know it,’ Miss Murdstone interposes awfully.
  • Pray don’t say that, Clara,’ interposed Miss Murdstone, angrily.
  • ’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.
  • ’No, father,’ Minnie interposed.
  • ’And whose appearance,’ interposed his sister, directing general attention to me in my indefinable costume, ’is perfectly scandalous and disgraceful.’
  • Mr. Wickfield interposed, gravely.
  • ’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?’
  • 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.
  • ’Where?’ cried Ham, interposing himself before the door.
  • Really, my dear,’ interposed Mr. Micawber.
  • ’My dear Rosa,’ interposed Mrs. Steerforth, laughing good-naturedly, ’suggest some other supposition!
  • ’I say, aunt,’ I interposed, ’that I must do something!’
  • ’No, no,’ interposed the Doctor.
  • I interposed, and said, "Dora, my love, you must permit me."
  • ’More than a mile off, Mr. Tiffey,’ interposed a junior.
  • I gently interposed.
  • 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.
  • ’he interposed.
  • 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.
  • I saw it move a little more, and a hand softly interpose to keep it open.
  • 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.
  • ’To you, sister Lavinia,’ Miss Clarissa interposed.
  • ’And she won’t go home,’ he interposed, shaking his head mournfully.
  • ’I am, sir,’ interposed Mr. Micawber.
  • ’Well, Rosa, well!’ said Mrs. Steerforth, as the other was about to interpose, ’it is no matter.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • ’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.’
  • 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.
  • 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.

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