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 Meanings and Examples of INTERCEPT
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
intercept
 v.  take or seize by the way; cause to stop on the passage
Classic Sentence: (21 in 2 pages)
1  No one is ignorant of the fact that letters sent to an exile by post very rarely reached him, as the police made it their religious duty to intercept them.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER I—THE YEAR 1817
2  As he had ceased to intercept Marius' visual ray, Marius could examine this thing, and in the daub, he actually did recognize a battle, a background of smoke, and a man carrying another man.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER XX—THE TRAP
3  He heard her approach and withdraw from the partially open door; and twice or three times he even saw the shadow of a person intercept the light.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 22 THE BALLET OF LA MERLAISON
4  Karay, with all the strength age had left him, stretched himself to the utmost and, watching the wolf, galloped heavily aside to intercept it.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER V
5  Natasha kept looking uneasily at everybody with wide-open eyes, as if wishing to intercept every glance directed toward her, and tried to appear the same as usual.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER XIV
6  I saw your vessel, and fearful of being left to perish on the desolate island, I swam off on a piece of wreckage to try and intercept your course.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 21. The Island of Tiboulen.
7  He zealously undertook to do so, and to intercept any newspaper through which it might, without such precautions, reach him.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 57. THE EMIGRANTS
8  She came forward smiling, eager almost, in her resolve to intercept him.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 1
9  Unprepared for such a desperate effort, for she had hitherto stood perfectly motionless, Bois-Guilbert had neither time to intercept nor to stop her.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
10  Their letters might be intercepted by the Yankees and bring trouble upon the plantation as well.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
11  Scarlett stole glances at her companions and intercepted a look from India.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
12  They charged him with writing a note to a white woman of the place, which they intercepted and which proved there was an intimacy existing between them.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Get Context   In III
13  On the other hand, Heyward began to throw sundry inducements in the way of the French general, to betray the discoveries he had made through the intercepted letter.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 15
14  Well, I have not intercepted your confidence, and yet I know all that as well as you, and I have no conscientious scruples.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 94. Maximilian's Avowal.
15  I guessed, however, by his irregular and intercepted breathing, that he struggled to vanquish an excess of violent emotion.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
Example Sentence:
1  Together they intercept millions of telephone calls, emails and faxes, and with special software, searching for key words and numbers, attempt to identify threats from terrorists, arms proliferators and so on.
2  Reporters prepare to intercept him if he tries to leave by the rear entrance.
3  It is illegal to intercept radio messages.
4  The nation's security forces were active this weekend after U.S. authorities intercepted two packages laden with explosives in cargo shipments from Yemen.
5  Missouri again had to inbound from the backcourt and McGhee intercepted the long pass as the buzzer sounded.
6  The department intercepted the correspondence of foreign diplomats.
7  Effective defence is a matter of intercepting their missiles before they can reach us.