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intervene
used in
Far from the Madding Crowd
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intervene
Used in
Far from the Madding Crowd
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  • When the weeks intervening between the night of this conversation and Christmas day began perceptibly to diminish, her anxiety and perplexity increased.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • They came in yet greater volumes, and indolently crept across the intervening valleys, and around the withered papery flags of the moor and river brinks.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It was an anxious quarter of an hour that intervened between the messenger's departure and the sound of the horse's tramp again outside.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The vast arch of cloud above was strangely low, and formed as it were the roof of a large dark cavern, gradually sinking in upon its floor; for the instinctive thought was that the snow lining the heavens and that encrusting the earth would soon unite into one mass without any intervening stratum of air at all.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • His weary face now began to be painted over with a rich orange glow, and the whole front of his smock-frock and gaiters was covered with a dancing shadow pattern of thorn-twigs—the light reaching him through a leafless intervening hedge—and the metallic curve of his sheep-crook shone silver-bright in the same abounding rays.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: in the intervening years
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