toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

interpose
used in Moby Dick

2 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
to insert between other elements; or to interrupt or stop action by others
  • —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.
    Chapters 16-18 -- The Ship; The Ramadan; His Mark (67% in)
  • "Cook," here interposed Stubb, accompanying the word with a sudden slap on the shoulder,—"Cook! why, damn your eyes, you mustn't swear that way when you're preaching.
    Chapters 64-66 -- Stubb's Supper; The Whale as a Dish; The Shark Massacre (37% in)

There are no more uses of "interpose" in Moby Dick.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®