interposition interposition

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the action of interjecting or interposing an action or remark that interrupts
  2. (n) the act or fact of interposing one thing between or among others

Usage(s):

  1. He insisted that interposition implied 1) a state's right to nullify federal laws, 2) a state governor's right to call out state forces to defend states' rights.
  2. The path of interposition led in a direction that sober Southerners faced with aching hearts.
  3. When interposition failed in Virginia, Kilpatrick had another suggestion: close the public schools.

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  1. "I am sure there never was a people, who had more reason to acknowledge a divine interposition in their affairs than those of the United States," said George Washington according to the Constitution pamphlet handed out by BYUSA. "I should be...
    on Nov 15, 2007 By: George Washington Source: BYU Newsnet

  2. Jefferson answered in 1779, "Truth is the proper and sufficient antagonist to error, and has nothing to fear from conflict, unless by human interposition, disarmed of her natural weapons, free argument and debate."
    on May 13, 2005 By: Thomas Jefferson Source: Vail Daily News

  3. Watkins writes, "Jefferson and Madison -- through nullification and interposition -- sought to provided the states with a mechanism to defend the reserved powers."
    on Feb 18, 2005 By: William Turner Watkins Source: Intellectual Conservative

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