intervening intervening  /ˌɪn tər ˈvi nɪŋ/


  • (adj) occurring or falling between events or points in time


  1. Luckily, in the intervening years Frankel has paid little attention to that bit of follow-the-leader advice.
  2. In the intervening 112 years, the coveted awards have been rectangular, ridged, doughnut-like, gilded and--for the 1972 Sapporo Winter Games--shaped like an amorphous blob.
  3. In the intervening three or four years, camera technology has gotten more complex, and many subsequent Olympus models have proved less than reliable.


  • Rethinking Civilian Stabilization and Reconstruction

    Syria and Mali are not the first foreign conflicts the United States has tried to avoid intervening in militarily. Nor will they be the last. Despite common beliefs, U.S. leaders rarely use military power to respond to foreign crises. When they do, it's only after exhausting civilian options. read more
    on June 28, 2013     Source: Center for Strategic and International Studies


  1. "It changed the entire dynamic of the last five days," Kerry said this week of the bin Laden tape. "We saw it in the polling. There was no other intervening event. We saw the polls freeze and then we saw them drop a point, because all the...
    on Oct 1, 2008 By: John Kerry Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "Obviously, the economy is the No. 1 issue in the country, and it's unbelievably important here in Ohio," said Clinton. "I think, absent any intervening circumstances, the economy will be the domestic driver with all the related issues like...
    on Jan 11, 2008 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source:

  3. On Monday, in Mexico, President Obama said that "the same critics who say that the United States has not intervened enough in Honduras are the same people who say that we're always intervening and the Yankees need to get out of Latin America,"...
    on Aug 14, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source:

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