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Where were their voices when the lips of Governor Barnett dripped with words of interposition and nullification?
Martin Luther King, Jr.  --  Letter from a Birmingham Jail
  to insert between other elements; or to interrupt
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  • Where were their voices when the lips of Governor Barnett dripped with words of interposition and nullification?
    Martin Luther King, Jr.  --  Letter from a Birmingham Jail
  • Michael moved in front of the machine, interposing himself between Octavian and the two Greek demigods.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • He must interpose another human being, the body of another human being, between himself and the rats.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • The judge interposed.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None

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  • "He chose his friends badly," interposed Anna Mikhaylovna.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • I may be deemed superstitious, and even egotistical, in regarding this event as a special interposition of divine Providence in my favor.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • I flung her back, and hastened to interpose the table between us.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • The shell was interesting and pretty and a worthy plaything; but the vivid phantoms of his day-dream still interposed between him and Piggy, who in this context was an irrelevance.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • Sometimes a few other netters would interpose comments, but Peter and Val would usually ignore them or change their own comments only slightly to accommodate what had been said.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • "But only think of his inventing this machine," interposed one of the workmen, rather unluckily.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin

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  • "Ah, but," interposed, more softly, a young wife, holding a child by the hand, "let her cover the mark as she will, the pang of it will be always in her heart."
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • MRS. HIGGINS [interposing] Not at all, Miss Doolittle.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion
  • At that point, my convict became so frantically exasperated, that he would have rushed upon him but for the interposition of the soldiers.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • "We have enough trouble fighting Redd," interposed Bibwit Harte.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • Since I have your good leave to go away, I will make haste; but, till I come again, No bed shall e’er be guilty of my stay, Nor rest be interposer ’twixt us twain.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice
  • At this time there was an interposition by the savage-minded lieutenant, who was obliged to vent some of his inward dissatisfaction upon his men.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • But already the delight he found in gazing on her interposed and held him fast.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • "Like yourself, Count," interposed the Bishop.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • But, there my Lord interposed (with as grave a face as if it had not been true), saying that he could not sit upon that Bench and suffer those allusions.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Saphira interposed herself between them and, with her snout, touched the girl in the center of her mark.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • "But he is not all wolf," interposed Beth, standing for her brother in his absence.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • This unexpected resistance gave Magua time to interpose, and with rapid enunciation and animated gesture, he drew the attention of the band again to himself.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • Chapter 17 At seven o’clock the next morning Jurgis was let out to get water to wash his cell—a duty which he performed faithfully, but which most of the prisoners were accustomed to shirk, until their cells became so filthy that the guards interposed.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • —and so saying I was unmethodically rushing up stairs again empty-handed, when Mrs. Hussey interposed the mustard-pot and vinegar-cruet, and the entire castor of her countenance.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • … Philosopher, metaphysician, Rhymer, brawler, and musician, Famed for his lunar expedition, And the unnumbered duels he fought,— And lover also,—by interposition!
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • In a word, taking a short cut down the hill, I interposed between the pursuers and pursued, hallooing aloud to the latter, who, venturing to look back, was, no doubt, as much terrified at me as I at them.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • Mr. Pontellier declined to interfere, to interpose either his influence or his authority.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • "Dear mother," interposed Renee, "you know very well it was agreed that all these disagreeable reminiscences should forever be laid aside."
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • "That’s all true," Zossimov hastened to interpose.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • "Aye! you wouldn’t rec’llect the first three years of them sixty, Mr. Jellyband," quietly interposed Mr. Hempseed.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • ’Bless him!’ interposed Mrs. Mann, inflaming her left eye with the corner of her apron.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • You will not, I hope, consider me as showing any disrespect to your family, my dear madam, by thus withdrawing my pretensions to your daughter’s favour, without having paid yourself and Mr. Bennet the compliment of requesting you to interpose your authority in my behalf.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • A kind Providence interposed in my favor.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • Lee said, "Longstreet proposes that we move our army to the right around the enemy flank and interpose between Meade and Washington."
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • I was about to propound a question, touching the manner in which that operation of changing my heart was to be performed, when Mrs. Reed interposed, telling me to sit down; she then proceeded to carry on the conversation herself.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • — What watchful cares do interpose themselves Betwixt your eyes and night?
    William Shakespeare  --  Julius Caesar
  • To interpose the threat of physical destruction between a man and his perception of reality, is to negate and paralyze his means of survival; to force him to act against his own judgment, is like forcing him to act against his own sight.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • —The temperaments at the door, Stephen interposed with, were very passionate about ten shillings.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • "Nevertheless, the Place Maubert is sufficiently large!" interposed one of the clerks established on the window-sill.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • "Long a time, indeed!" interposed Mrs. Jennings.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • I walked awhile among the rocks: the sky was perfectly clear, and the sun so hot, that I was forced to turn my face from it: when all on a sudden it became obscure, as I thought, in a manner very different from what happens by the interposition of a cloud.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • ’He will go in the coach,’ interposed Arkady in an undertone.
    Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons
  • Anna interposed quickly.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • …skin, Hied, hurried, High (on), aloud, Higher hand, the uppermost, Hight, called, Hilled, covered, concealed, Holden, held, Holp, helped, Holts, woods, Hough-bone, back part of kneejoint, Houselled, to be given the Eucharist, Hoved, hovered, waited about, Hurled, dashed, staggered,; hurling, Hurtle, dash, Incontinent, forthwith, Ind, dark blue, Infellowship, join in fellowship, In like, alike, Intermit, interpose, Japer, jester, Japes, jests, Jesseraunt, a short cuirass, Keep, sb.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume I
  • It might be thought that Milady, timid as women are in general, would have interposed in this commencement of mutual provocations in order to prevent the quarrel from going too far; but on the contrary, she threw herself back in her carriage, and called out coolly to the coachman, "Go on—home!"
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • "Reverend father," said Conrade, interposing, though with much deference, "wilt thou break the seal?"
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • His intuition rilled out of him as tenderness and compassion—he could only take the characteristically modern course, to interpose—he would get a nurse from Zurich, to take her over to-night.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • Then she interposed a stout arm, and the line halted, with six men on the steps.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • The other had been finding, despite all the obstacles that destiny had interposed, a successor worthy of the company.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Nobody answered; and the female dealer in staylaces interposed.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
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