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interpose

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Definition to insert between other elements; or to interrupt or stop action by others
  • She interposed herself between them before someone threw a punch.
interposed = inserted
  • They have interposed themselves on the side of our enemy.
  • interposed = inserted themselves into a situation
  • 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
  • interposed = came (were between)
  • 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
  • interposition = insertion
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Her husband interposed.
    W. W. Jacobs  --  The Monkey's Paw
  • interposed = inserted himself into the situation
  • We have petitioned; we have remonstrated; we have supplicated; we have prostrated ourselves before the throne, and have implored its interposition to arrest the tyrannical hands of the ministry and Parliament.
    Patrick Henry  --  Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death
  • interposition = involvement (insertion between other parties)
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • — Please you to interpose, fair madam: kneel, And pray your mother's blessing.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Winter's Tale
  • Then she interposed a stout arm, and the line halted, with six men on the steps.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • He must interpose another human being, the body of another human being, between himself and the rats.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • "But he is not all wolf," interposed Beth, standing for her brother in his absence.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • "Boss, a little luck makes you lofty," interposed Jesse Smith in dark disdain.
    Zane Grey  --  The Border Legion
  • Michael moved in front of the machine, interposing himself between Octavian and the two Greek demigods.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • There he sat, with his thick chest interposed, ponderous.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • She might have drifted on, in her world of drifters, but for the interposition of Latham Ireland, the lawyer-dilettante lover.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • At this the watchful queen Penelope interposed: "Antinoos, discourtesy to a guest of Telemakhos-whatever guest- that is not handsome.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Saphira interposed herself between them and, with her snout, touched the girl in the center of her mark.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • "I imagine nothing," interposed her aunt.
    Zane Grey  --  The Call of the Canyon
  • As he leaped at Hawe Stillwell interposed his huge bulk and wrapped his arms around Stewart.
    Zane Grey  --  The Light of Western Stars
  • Why didn't you unlimber the long rifle?" interposed Dave, curiously.
    Zane Grey  --  The Heritage of the Desert
  • 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

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