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Definition of Interpose


  1. To place between; as, to interpose a screen between the eye and the light.
  2. To thrust; to intrude; to between, either for aid or for troubling.
  3. To introduce or inject between the parts of a conversation or argument.
  4. To be or come between.
  5. To step in between parties at variance; to mediate; as, the prince interposed and made peace.
  6. To utter a sentiment by way of interruption.
  7. Interposition.

Interpose Quotations

Those who in quarrels interpose, must often wipe a bloody nose.
John Gay

No state of society or laws can render men so much alike but that education, fortune, and tastes will interpose some differences between them; and though different men may sometimes find it their interest to combine for the same purposes, they will never make it their pleasure.
Alexis de Tocqueville

Presumptions of guilt or innocence may sometimes be strengthened or weakened by the place of birth and kind of education and associates a man has grown up with, and good character may at times interpose, and justly save, under suspicion, one who is accused of crime on slight circumstances.
Levi Woodbury

May this plain statement of facts prevail on the friends of the rising generation to interpose for their welfare; that the education of children may no longer be to parent and master a lottery, in which the prizes bear no proportion to the enormous number of blanks.
Joseph Lancaster

Be cautious of playing your Queen in front of your King and in subjecting yourself to a discovered check. It is better when check is given to your King to interpose a man that attacks the checking Piece than with one that does not.
Howard Staunton
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Interpose Translations

interpose in German is dazwischenstellen, zwischenschalten
interpose in Norwegian is komme mellom, gripe inn i
interpose in Spanish is interponer
interpose in Swedish is inskjuta
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