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So K. waited for "the season," and ate his heart out for Sidney in the interval.

After an interval she added: "Only mother is here—always with me."

I dared not press him with more questions; but after an interval he said plainly: "She is not there now."

What sums did I spend during this interval in expedition-money to Time!

The Assistant Commissioner, who could not see them, grew a little nervous in the interval.

How long my nap lasted, or what took place in the interval, I cannot say.

But then came the question, What name was he to bear in the interval?

There is but an interval of time between us and the success at which we aim.

They were only talking, to fill up the interval until the music began.

To this irruption succeeded an interval of peace—the calm before the storm.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., from Old French intervalle (14c.), earlier entreval (13c.), from Late Latin intervallum "space, interval, distance," originally "space between palisades or ramparts," from inter "between" (see inter-) + vallum "rampart" (see wall). Metaphoric sense of "gap in time" was present in Latin.

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