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intervene
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Angels & Demons
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  • Langdon moved toward her again, instinctively, but Kohler intervened.
  • Postponing the ceremony before it starts is grounds alone for an inquiry, but after the doors are sealed nothing intervenes.

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  • Commander Olivetti stepped forward, trying to intervene.
  • "Commander Olivetti," Langdon intervened, trying to diffuse what looked like a second bomb about to explode.
  • Kohler intervened.
  • He wished he and Macri had reached the body sooner, before the army of plainclothed soldiers had intervened.
  • As Langdon’s excitement mounted, his vague familiarity with the statue intervened, insisting the work had nothing to do with fire.
  • Although Langdon had made a move to stop the camerlegno from entering the shaft, Chartrand had intervened, grabbing Langdon and holding on.
  • God, with a few whispered words in the camerlegno’s ear, had intervened and saved this church.

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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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