INTERVENE in a Sentence

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Prince Bagration, apparently not wishing to be severe, found nothing to say; the others did not venture to intervene.

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 Meanings and Examples of INTERVENE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
intervene
 v.  get involved; come, appear, or lie between two things
Classic Sentence: (42 in 3 pages)
1  Your Highness," said Murazov, "the Governor of the town is one of the heirs under the will: wherefore he has a certain right to intervene.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: CHAPTER IV
2  Prince Bagration, apparently not wishing to be severe, found nothing to say; the others did not venture to intervene.
War and Peace 1 By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XXI
3  She counted the days that must intervene before their invitation could be sent; hopeless of seeing him before.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 53
4  "Not a bit," Ethan's pride retorted before his reason had time to intervene.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In IV
5  Allowing ten seconds to intervene, she rose; paused; and then, as if she had heard the last strain die out, offered Mrs. Giles Oliver her hand.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 1
6  There had been no open complicity between mother and daughter, no open understanding but, though people in the house began to talk of the affair, still Mrs. Mooney did not intervene.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In THE BOARDING HOUSE
7  Perhaps there was still time to intervene in behalf of that man.
Les Misérables 5 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIX—JEAN VALJEAN TAKES HIS REVENGE
8  Also, circumstances had so brought it about that next door to him there was situated his host's apartment; and since the intervening wall was thin, Chichikov could hear every word that was said there.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: CHAPTER III
9  The huts in question were stoutly built and the intervening alleys well laid-out; while, wherever a waggon was visible, it looked serviceable and more or less new.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: CHAPTER III
10  Despite all the terror of what had happened during those last days and during the first days of their journey, this feeling that Providence was intervening in her personal affairs cheered Sonya.
War and Peace 4 By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER VIII
11  It was evident that Providence was intervening.
Les Misérables 1 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER V—HINDRANCES
12  He hated Wellington with a downright hatred which pleased the multitude; and, for seventeen years, he majestically preserved the sadness of Waterloo, paying hardly any attention to intervening events.
Les Misérables 4 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER III—A BURIAL; AN OCCASION TO BE BORN AGAIN
13  In the intervening time Buckingham perhaps sent him to Paris, as he did the horses.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In 23 THE RENDEZVOUS
14  He generally began that day with wishing he had had no intervening holiday, it made the going into captivity and fetters again so much more odious.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER V
15  An intervening elevation of land hid the light.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 8. The Chateau D'If.
Example Sentence:
1  The existence of more than one agency with power to intervene can lead to children falling through the net.
2  The police don't usually like to intervene in disputes between husbands and wives.
3  He would ask Congress to intervene and head off a strike.
4  Eventually, the army was forced to intervene.
5  The security forces had to intervene to prevent the situation worsening.
6  The place to intervene is to slow down the number of children who begin smoking.
7  During those intervening years Bridget had married her husband Robert.
8  When the coastguard intervenes, the media arrive and the bureaucratic machine has to process them. Then the migrants' choice is to try to stay here or be repatriated.
9  The South African mailboat arrived on Friday mornings unless bad weather intervened.
10  The Central Bank intervened in the currency markets today to try to stabilize the exchange rate.
11  UN troops intervened to avert a threat of violent conflict.
12  The President intervened to head off the conflict.
13  The President intervened personally in the crisis.
14  She might have been killed if the neighbours hadn't intervened.
15  The situation calmed down when police intervened.