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  • I wished to annihilate the tedious intervening days.
  • At last, when she judged it to be the right moment, Mrs. Mooney intervened.

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  • There had been no open complicity between mother and daughter, no open understanding but, though people in the house began to talk of the affair, still Mrs. Mooney did not intervene.
  • "I haven’t such a bad opinion of the Jesuits," he said, intervening at length.
  • Mr. Cunningham intervened promptly.
  • She had worked herself into a passion and would have continued in defence of her sister for it was a sore subject with her but Mary Jane, seeing that all the dancers had come back, intervened pacifically: "Now, Aunt Kate, you’re giving scandal to Mr. Browne who is of the other persuasion."

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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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