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intervene
used in War and Peace

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1  —1 use as in:
intervened in the war
Definition
get involved; or come between
  • "Wait, I have not finished...." he said to Prince Andrew, seizing him by the arm, "I believe that intervention will be stronger than nonintervention.
    Book Two — 1805 (53% in)

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  • Without admitting divine intervention in the affairs of humanity we cannot regard "power" as the cause of events.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (85% in)
  • Princess Anna Mikhaylovna intervened in the conversation, evidently wishing to show her connections and knowledge of what went on in society.
    Book One — 1805 (32% in)
  • "Wait, I have not finished...." he said to Prince Andrew, seizing him by the arm, "I believe that intervention will be stronger than nonintervention.
    Book Two — 1805 (53% in)
  • Prince Bagration, apparently not wishing to be severe, found nothing to say; the others did not venture to intervene.
    Book Two — 1805 (98% in)
  • Gervais intervened with a joke, and the talk reverted to its former lively tone.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (67% in)
  • Princess Mary asked Mademoiselle Bourienne's pardon, and also her father's pardon for herself and for Philip the footman, who had begged for her intervention.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (11% in)
  • Nicholas' letter in which he mentioned Princess Mary had elicited, in her presence, joyous comments from the countess, who saw an intervention of Providence in this meeting of the princess and Nicholas.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (28% in)
  • At first her intervention in the business of packing was received skeptically.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (31% in)
  • Despite all the terror of what had happened during those last days and during the first days of their journey, this feeling that Providence was intervening in her personal affairs cheered Sonya.
    Book Twelve — 1812 (44% in)
  • Having abandoned the conception of the ancients as to the divine subjection of the will of a nation to some chosen man and the subjection of that man's will to the Deity, history cannot without contradictions take a single step till it has chosen one of two things: either a return to the former belief in the direct intervention of the Deity in human affairs or a definite explanation of the meaning of the force producing historical events and termed "power."
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (80% in)
  • The historians, in accord with the old habit of acknowledging divine intervention in human affairs, want to see the cause of events in the expression of the will of someone endowed with power, but that supposition is not confirmed either by reason or by experience.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (85% in)

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