interposition

Part of speech: noun

The act of interposing.

Part of speech: noun

That which is interposed.

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Usage examples "interposition":

  1. Willoughby attempted an interposition, but Dr. Middleton crashed through it like the lordly organ swallowing a flute. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
  2. We may imagine " that events and operations in general go on in virtue simply of forces communicated at the first, and without any subsequent interference, or we may hold that now and then, and only now and then, there is a direct interposition of the Deity; or, lastly, we may suppose that all the changes are carried on by the immediate orderly and constant, however infinitely diversified, action of the intelligent, efficient Cause." - "The Antiquity of Man", Charles Lyell.
  3. It was written that by special and marvellous interposition of the Lord a stone which the recognized builders had rejected should crown the building. - "The Gospel According to St. Mark", G. A. Chadwick.