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No man ventured to interfere with this lawful exercise of his authority.

"I shall not interfere with that arrangement," said the lawyer, misunderstanding his object.

Even she always stopped soon, if she undertook to interfere with Malbone.

We have never any wish to interfere in the political conditions of any other countries.

Henry moved forward to interfere once more, but this time he was not needed.

Still she felt that it was not within her province to interfere.

Nothing was ever allowed to interfere with his morning's work.

Your aunt has been forced to engage not to interfere but by your father's direction.

Mary made a gesture toward him that he should not interfere.

Mr. Winship made no further attempt to interfere with events.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "to strike against," from Middle French enterferer "to strike each other," from entre- "between" (see entre-) + ferir "to strike," from Latin ferire "to knock, strike," related to Latin forare "to bore, pierce" (see bore (v.), and cf. punch (v.), which has both the senses "to hit" and "to make a hole in"). Figurative sense of "to meddle with, oppose unrightfully" is from 1630s. Related: Interfered; interfering.

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