• WordNet 3.6
    • v interpose to insert between other elements "She interjected clever remarks"
    • v interpose introduce "God interposed death"
    • v interpose be or come between "An interposing thicket blocked their way"
    • v interpose get involved, so as to alter or hinder an action, or through force or threat of force "Why did the U.S. not intervene earlier in WW II?"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Interpose Interposition.
    • Interpose To be or come between. "Long hid by interposing hill or wood."
    • Interpose To introduce or inject between the parts of a conversation or argument.
    • Interpose To place between; as, to interpose a screen between the eye and the light. "Mountains interposed Make enemies of nations."
    • Interpose To step in between parties at variance; to mediate; as, the prince interposed and made peace.
    • Interpose To thrust; to intrude; to put between, either for aid or for troubling. "What watchful cares do interpose themselves
      Betwixt your eyes and night?"
      "The common Father of mankind seasonably interposed his hand, and rescues miserable man."
    • Interpose To utter a sentiment by way of interruption.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • interpose To place between; cause to intervene: as, to interpose an opaque body between a light and the eye.
    • interpose To place between or among; intrude; present as an obstruction, interruption, or inconvenience, or for succor, relief, or the adjustment of differences: as, the emperor interposed his aid or services to reconcile the contending parties.
    • interpose To come between other things; assume an intervening position or relation; stand in the way.
    • interpose To step in between parties at variance; interfere; mediate: as, the prince interposed and made peace.
    • interpose To put in or make a remark by way of interruption.
    • interpose Synonyms Interpose, Interfere, Intermeddle, Intervene. To intermeddle is both unwelcome and impertinent. To interfere is unwelcome to the one interfered with, and often but not necessarily improper: as, the court interfered to prevent further injustice. In this sentence interposed would have been a very proper word to express the benevolence and helpfulness of the action of the court, while interfere suggests the checking of what was going on and the balking of selfish plans. Interpose in its personal application is generally used in a good sense. Interfere may be used of a person or of a thing; intermeddle only of a person or the act of a person. Intervene is used only of things literally or figuratively coming between, and hence without either praise or blame: as, several weeks intervened; an intervening piece of woods. A piece of woods may interfere with a view; we must interfere in a quarrel when life is threatened. See intrude.
    • n interpose Interposal; interposition.
    • interpose In chess, to put (a piece) between the checked king and the checking piece.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Interpose in-tėr-pōz′ to place between: to thrust in: to offer, as aid or services
    • v.i Interpose to come between: to mediate: to put in by way of interruption: to interfere
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  • Walter Lippmann
    “Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.”
  • A. B. Simpson
    A. B. Simpson
    “I like to interpose in all of my appointments, if the Lord wills.”
  • John Gay
    “Those who in quarrels interpose, must often wipe a bloody nose.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Finish each day before you begin the next, and interpose a solid wall of sleep between the two. This you cannot do without temperance.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. interposer,. See Inter-, and Pose (v. t.)


In literature:

But truly this officious brother of her's must interpose.
"Clarissa, Or The History Of A Young Lady, Volume 8" by Samuel Richardson
It has often been said that the church interposed between man and God.
"The Church and Modern Life" by Washington Gladden
The cloud came back upon Andre's brow, and he hesitated; but Madame Roquet interposed.
"In the Days of My Youth" by Amelia Ann Blandford Edwards
But we shall not be tired, Joseph interposed, we need not go very far, only a little way into the forest.
"The Brook Kerith" by George Moore
At last Montezuma, at the request of Cortes, tried to interpose.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol XII." by Arthur Mee
He finally settled himself down apparently for the rest of the day; but Mrs. Willoughby at last interposed.
"The American Baron" by James De Mille
The porter of the firm mercifully interposed to rescue Mr Brammel from his dilemma.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCXXXIX. January, 1844. Vol. LV." by Various
At this juncture Paul's sister interposed.
"A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.)" by Mrs. Sutherland Orr
When two pairs of zinc and platina exciting plates were used, the current was also practically stopped by one interposed platina plate, fig.
"Experimental Researches in Electricity, Volume 1" by Michael Faraday
They who in quarrels interpose, Must often wipe a bloody nose.
"Handy Dictionary of Poetical Quotations" by Various

In poetry:

Not my love to come between,
With its interposing screen--
Naught of earth to intervene;
--Slain in battle!
"Beechenbrook - X" by Margaret Junkin Preston
Haste, my Beloved, and remove
These interposing days;
Then shall my passions all be love,
And all my powers be praise.
"Hymn 145" by Isaac Watts
'Twas ended—but contention strange
Rose ere his eyes had closed:
Oblivion tried with Time to change—
But Pity interposed.
"The Legacy" by Ernest Jones
I see her interposing now her frame
Between her sisters and the alien bands,
And taking both of Freedom and of Fame
Full seisin with her hands.
"Arms And The Man - The Embattled Colonies" by James Barron Hope
Straight must a Third interpose,
Volunteer needlessly help;
In strikes a Fourth, a Fifth thrusts in his nose,
So the cry's open, the kennel's a-yelp,
Argument's hot to the close. XIV.
"Master Hugues Of Saxe-Gotha" by Robert Browning
Oft I have thought the scene of troubles closed,
And hoped once more to gaze upon your charms;
As oft some dire mischance has interposed,
And snatched the expected blessing from my arms.
"Hope, Like The Short-lived Ray That Gleams Awhile" by William Cowper

In news:

3D Silicon interposers, Interconnection architecture, Silicon ICs, Exascale computing .
3D Silicon interposers, Interconnection architecture, Silicon ICs, Exascale computing.
The new Interposer is designed to maintain signal integrity on the target by providing reduced probe loading when compared to other commercially available interposer solutions.

In science:

However, with interposed band-pass filters, these variations could not be detected.
Terahertz photometer to observe solar flares in continuum
Why the S state should interpose between the D and FE states was not understood.
Driven Diffusive Systems: An Introduction and Recent Developments
We turn the exchange interaction between neighboring dots “on” sequentially by propagating a positive pulse down a line connected to contacts interposed between adjacent dots as shown in Fig. 4(b).
A Self Assembled Nanoelectronic Quantum Computer Based on the Rashba Effect in Quantum Dots
Netscape and Internet Explorer, the two most common browsers have an option setting that indicates that all web communication should take place via a proxy. A proxy is a program that is interposed between the client and the server. It has the ability to completely control all Internet traffic between the two.
Security Considerations for Remote Electronic Voting over the Internet
High-speed wafer-probe testing of waferlevel packaged (WLP) devices using a “miniature tester” and a high-density interposer.
Low-Cost Multi-Gigahertz Test Systems Using CMOS FPGAs and PECL