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Far from the Madding Crowd
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Far from the Madding Crowd
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  • 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.
  • 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.

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • When the weeks intervening between the night of this conversation and Christmas day began perceptibly to diminish, her anxiety and perplexity increased.

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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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