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intervene
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Childhood's End
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  • In the early days of their rule, they had intervened so effectively on behalf of law and order that the lesson had never been forgotten.
  • Without our intervention, the Earth today would be a radioactive wilderness.

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  • If they had never intervened, we might have reached Mars and Venus by now.
  • What we did to improve your planet, to raise your standards of living, to bring justice and peace-those things we should have done in any event, once we were forced to intervene in your affairs.

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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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