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intervene
used in The Magic Mountain

8 uses
  • The thunderstorm cleared, and Frau Chauchat intervened as well, calling her traveling companion's attention to the general decline in conviviality.
    7.3 - Vingt et un (71% in)
  • With an anxious start, she reaches for it; he, too, is unnerved, is pulled up halfway from his chair, and is about to dash blindly across eight yards and around an intervening table to come to her aid, as if it would be a catastrophe for her napkin to touch the ground.
    4.9 - Growing Anxiety / Two Grandfathers and a Twilight Boat Ride (8% in)
  • And as always Hans Castorp had glanced past Settembrini—who sat with his back to him at one end of the intervening crosswise table—to get a view of the Good Russian table; this time, however, he had paid particular notice to the way her head moved as she spoke, to the arch of her neck and the limp posture of her back.
    4.10 - The Thermometer (69% in)
  • ...importance to such tokens, had of course seen to it that a few flowers adorned the returnee's place setting; but Hans Castorp's tablemates greeted him with little ceremony, with essentially no more interest than usual, as if he had been gone for three hours and not three weeks—not so much out of indifference to this ordinary, sympathetic fellow or out of self-absorption and preoccupation with their own interesting bodies, but because they were oblivious to the intervening time.
    5.2 - My God, I See It! (9% in)
  • He spoke of an unforeseen vexation, of misgivings that had proved justified, of the necessity, on good medical advice, of spending a part of the winter, and perhaps all of it, up here, since cases such as his own were often more stubborn than those that began more spectacularly and since the important thing, really, was to intervene decisively and so arrest his case's progress for good and all.
    5.3 - Freedom (76% in)
  • ...supplemented the plaid roll James had brought along with a camel-hair blanket of his own—one being more than enough for Hans Castorp, given the lovely autumn weather—and instructed his uncle, step by step, in the traditional art of wrapping oneself; in fact, once the consul had been transformed into a smooth, cylindrical mummy, Hans Castorp undid it all, in order to have his uncle repeat the whole established procedure on his own, intervening only occasionally to improve his technique.
    6.5 - An Attack Repulsed (64% in)
  • People of Herr Settembrini's sort, the doubters and critics, had observed this fact and seen to it that the old naive form of justice was replaced by the Inquisition, which no longer depended on God's intervening on behalf of truth, but was aimed at obtaining the truth through the confession of the accused.
    6.6 - Operationes Spirituales (67% in)
  • Every day fierce arguments, out-of-control shouting-matches would erupt between individuals and among entire groups; but the distinguishing mark was that bystanders, instead of being disgusted by those caught up in it or trying to intervene, found their sympathies aroused and abandoned themselves emotionally to the frenzy.
    7.9 - The Great Petulance (2% in)

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