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  • He intercepted the pass on the 5-yard line.
  • The fighter plane was ordered to intercept an aircraft that had entered the country’s airspace
  • The CIA intercepted the message and arrested them.
  • She intercepted me on my way to the punch bowl.

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  • We intercepted missile while it was still in the high atmosphere.
  • TONY [He is unaware that Bernardo is crossing toward him, but Riff intercepts.]
    Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim  --  Westside Story
  • I started after him, but DeShawn intercepted me.
    Carl Deuker  --  Gym Candy
  • Several JURORS rise as if to intercept the 10TH JUROR.
    Reginald Rose  --  Twelve Angry Men
  • If worse comes to worse I’ll intercept her at her house.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • Musharraf blamed Benazir’s death on Baitullah Mehsud, the TTP leader, and released a transcript of an intercepted phone call that was supposed to be between him and a fellow militant discussing the attack.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala

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  • The soldier who’d gone to intercept the train was standing outside, waist-deep in wildflowers.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • As soon as I got to the house I started looking for Emma, but Miss Peregrine intercepted me before I’d even made it past the front hall.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • He had tried to tell me about it; but then, when I failed to understand, he had felt obliged to leave me in order to intercept and greet his friends.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • More drama was taking place off the train as his relatives tried to intercept it before he reached Colombo.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • And yet . someone had sent those thugs to intercept me in the alley.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • Some believe it is creatures from outer space, Martians in flying saucers intercepting and causing planes to crash.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • She intercepted Chaol as soon as she crossed the line of chalk.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • As usual, he intercepted Dorothy on the way home.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Wringer
  • The kid who intercepted Brian Denehy’s pass to Hands Down and punted it back longer than Denehy himself ever threw it.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Maniac Magee
  • A mob of men and women, all screaming and shouting, ran about wildly, crossing each other’s paths, and intercepting each other as if deranged.
    Jim Murphy  --  The Great Fire
  • "So why didn’t they just intercept it?
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • Or maybe he lets me because he knows the ramifications of intercepting a self-proclaimed caffeine addict.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • The water stops running and I’m ready to bolt down the hall to intercept her before she comes out, but the door opens before I can get there.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • A pack of skeletal hounds intercepted us at the next house, snapped at the wheels of the jeep, then retreated to their shady refuge under the house.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Occasionally English planes retaliated and then the German fighters might intercept them right over Haarlem.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • It springs from the universe and is the property of God, and the words have been intercepted—on the wing, so to speak—by such mediators as Lao-tzu, Jesus, Gautama Buddha and thousands upon thousands of lesser prophets, including your narrator, who heard the terrible truth of their drumming somewhere between Baltimore and Wilmington and set them down with the fury of a madman sculpting in stone.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Antinous’s words rang in his ears—about the giants in Athens, the impossible trip facing the Argo II, the mysterious hunter Gaea had sent to intercept the Athena Parthenos.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Then I made myself a pot of coffee, found a stale scone in the kitchen and forced myself to eat it, and was down in the shop and open for business by noon—just in time to intercept the mail lady in her plastic rain poncho (looking a bit alarmed, standing well back from rheumy-eyed me with my cut lip and my bloody Kleenex), although as she was handing the mail over to me with latex-gloved hands I realized: what was the point?
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • If anyone were to intercept the letters, to find out about you—
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • He intercepts the bride, coming out unsuspectingly.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • I get an extra-large portion of pea soup and am headed back to Compartment E when Boggs intercepts me.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • I intercept him and say: "Where are you going?"
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • I’ll have to intercept Caleb before he mentions anything to our parents, but Caleb can keep a secret.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • The mountainous and craggy islets intercepted the beauties of this noble island from the view of the travellers.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • I intercepted the news in code on my radio.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • She said that she’d been listening to her radio when the station had aired an intercepted broadcast of an American prisoner of war speaking on Japanese radio.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • They spend all this time disguising the place so satellites can’t see it, and they mask the handphone transmissions so they won’t be intercepted.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • Wes and his friend cut into an alley, trying to intercept Ray before he could get to his house.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • I am familiar enough with electronic communications to know they can be intercepted.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Dwayne Ray’s mouth remained in the shape of an O for several seconds, still expecting the intercepted jelly bean, and then he started to scream.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • Leo and Jason charged to intercept.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • He was about to stoop over her hand and kiss it, but with a rapid, almost brutal movement of her head, she intercepted his lips and met them with her own.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • His fists came down toward Luke’s head-a double overhead blow that would’ve knocked a hole in titanium-but the bear twins intercepted.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • They’re going to get you for intercepting Major Major’s correspondence, too.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • As she resumed her normal stride and approached the waiting area, she intercepted a nurse with a message for Jack Salmon in Room 582.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • He charged towards me, but Carter intercepted him halfway up the slope.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • CYRANO (intercepting him): Where am I?
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • I saw your vessel, and fearful of being left to perish on the desolate island, I swam off on a piece of wreckage to try and intercept your course.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • I guessed, however, by his irregular and intercepted breathing, that he struggled to vanquish an excess of violent emotion.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • I intercepted with Riptide, but his strike was so powerful, my blade could only deflect it.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
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