Adjective "interposition" definition and examples

(Interposition may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


The action of interposing someone or something.
  1. 'As a fleet of Communist junks prepared to cross the straits, the KMT was saved from ejection by the Korean War and the interposition of the American Seventh Fleet.'
  2. 'The temporal continuum is not exhaustible by the interposition of new units and… therefore [cannot] be thought of as a mere collection of units.'
  3. 'The interposition of the inert sub-coat is said to be the obvious step…'
  4. 'The interposition of political majorities does not necessarily insulate the state's decision from all criticism.'
  5. 'The word ‘intervention’ implies interposition, placing oneself between two contending parties and keeping them apart.'
  6. 'A traditional peacekeeping operation is established when parties to a conflict, typically two states, agree to the interposition of UN troops to uphold a ceasefire.'
  7. 'Pictures of slain, undersized whales, and the dramatic interposition of tiny Zodiacs between giant whaling ships and their quarry created a media storm when released during an International Whaling Commission meeting.'
  8. 'On no one occasion had the Lord deserted His servant; he had been placed in perilous positions very often, but not one instance had occurred in which divine interposition had not delivered him.'
  9. 'We therefore earnestly solicit your Christian interposition to discourage and prevent so obvious an Evil, in such manner as under the influence of Divine Wisdom you shall see meet.'
  10. 'His solution, of course, was to insert the right of interposition whereby South Carolina would stand as a buffer between the individual and the central government.'
  11. 'This idea supported Calhoun's doctrine of interposition or nullification, in which the state governments could refuse to enforce or comply with a policy of the Federal government that threatened the vital interests of the states.'
  12. 'Restoring the people's ‘unalienable rights’ may well lie in Jeffersonian interposition and nullification, whereby states beat back the federal occupier by voiding unconstitutional federal laws.'
  13. 'Alone among the arts, music addresses and speaks directly to the center of feeling, bypassing altogether, and with no need of the interposition of, the intellectual faculty.'

More definitions

1. the act or fact of interposing or the condition of being interposed.

2. something interposed.

3. the doctrine that an individual state of the U.S. may oppose any federal action it believes encroaches on its sovereignty.

More examples(as adjective)

"forces can be interposition."


Late Middle English: from Latin interpositio(n-), from the verb interponere (see interpose).