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The Mill on the Floss
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The Mill on the Floss
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  • His experience told him that intervention was too dubious a responsibility to be lightly incurred; the possible issue either of an endeavor to restore the former relations with Lucy and Philip, or of counselling submission to this irruption of a new feeling, was hidden in a darkness all the more impenetrable because each immediate step was clogged with evil.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Philip's sense of the situation was too complete for him not to be visited with glancing fears lest he had been intervening too presumptuously in the action of Maggie's conscience, perhaps for a selfish end.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: in the intervening years
as in: intervened in the war
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