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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INTERVENTION

There was no opportunity for its intervention while the melley lasted.

It is only by the intervention of a miracle that we can ever revisit the dear, lamented fields of Clwyd.

The intervention of the retinue of Roderic was scarcely admitted.

He prayed, too, that there might be no need for his intervention.

It is not an intervention of public interest that is usually welcomed.

Only she felt at this instant too the intervention of still other things.

This betrothal was an intervention that had never entered into any of his thoughts or dreams of her.

Many of them publicly recanted and proclaimed their conversion to intervention.

The party of intervention, however, was still active and full of ardour.

America calmly resisted all appeals for annexation or for intervention in Cuba.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "intercession, intercessory prayer," from Middle French intervention or directly from Late Latin interventionem (nominative interventio) "an interposing," noun of action from past participle stem of Latin intervenire "to come between, interrupt," from inter- "between" (see inter-) + venire "come" (see venue).

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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.