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interpose


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Interpose  \In`ter*pose"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Interposed};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Interposing}.]  [F.  interposer.  See  {Inter-}, 
  and  {Pose},  v.  t.] 
  1.  To  place  between;  as  to  interpose  a  screen  between  the 
  eye  and  the  light. 
 
  Mountains  interposed  Make  enemies  of  nations. 
  --Cowper. 
 
  2.  To  thrust;  to  intrude;  to  between,  either  for  aid  or  for 
  troubling. 
 
  What  watchful  cares  do  interpose  themselves  Betwixt 
  your  eyes  and  night?  --Shak. 
 
  The  common  Father  of  mankind  seasonably  interposed 
  his  hand,  and  rescues  miserable  man.  --Woodward. 
 
  3.  To  introduce  or  inject  between  the  parts  of  a  conversation 
  or  argument.  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Interpose  \In`ter*pose"\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  be  or  come  between. 
 
  Long  hid  by  interposing  hill  or  wood.  --Cowper. 
 
  2.  To  step  in  between  parties  at  variance;  to  mediate;  as 
  the  prince  interposed  and  made  peace.  --Pope. 
 
  3.  To  utter  a  sentiment  by  way  of  interruption.  --Boyle. 
 
  Syn:  To  intervene;  intercede;  mediate;  interfere; 
  intermeddle. 
 
  Usage:  To  {Interpose},  {Intermeddle},  {Interfere}.  A  man  may 
  often  interpose  with  propriety  in  the  concerns  of 
  others  he  can  never  intermeddle  without  being 
  impertinent  or  officious;  nor  can  be  interfere  without 
  being  liable  to  the  same  charge,  unless  he  has  rights 
  which  are  interfered  with  ``In  our  practical  use 
  interference  is  something  offensive.  It  is  the  pushing 
  in  of  himself  between  two  parties  on  the  part  of  a 
  third  who  was  not  asked,  and  is  not  thanked  for  his 
  pains,  and  who  as  the  feeling  of  the  word  implies, 
  had  no  business  there  while  interposition  is  employed 
  to  express  the  friendly,  peacemaking  mediation  of  one 
  whom  the  act  well  became,  and  who  even  if  he  was  not 
  specially  invited  thereunto,  is  still  thanked  for  what 
  he  has  done.''  --Trench. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Interpose  \In"ter*pose\,  n. 
  Interposition.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  interpose 
  v  1:  be  or  come  between;  "An  interposing  thicket  blocked  their 
  way" 
  2:  introduce;  "God  interposed  death" 
  3:  to  insert  between  other  elements:  "She  interjected  clever 
  remarks."  [syn:  {interject},  {come  in},  {put  in},  {throw 
  in},  {inject}] 
  4:  get  involved,  usually  so  as  to  hinder  or  halt  an  action 
  "Why  did  the  U.S.  not  intervene  earlier  in  WW  II?"  [syn:  {intervene}, 
  {step  in},  {interfere}] 




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