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interfere

verb arrest, bar, be an obstacle, block, break in, burden, check, clog, counteract, countervail, cramp, cripple, cross, curb, deter, disallow, disturb, encumber, entrammel, fetter, foil, forbid, hamper, handicap, hinder, impede, infringe, inhibit, intercede, interject, intermeddle, intermit, interrupt, intervene, intrude, invade, meddle, obstruct, preclude, prevent, prohibit, retard, stop, thwart, work against
Associated concepts: interference with business relations, innerference with contract rights, interference with interstate commerce, unreasonable interference
Foreign phrases: Forstellarius est pauperum depressor et totius communitatis et patriae publicus inimicus.A foreetaller is an enemy of the poor, and a public enemy of the country. Nemo debet immiscere se rei ad se nihil pertiienti. No one should interfere with a thing that in no reepect concerns him.
See also: arrest, censor, clog, constrict, counter, counteract, countervail, debar, defer, delay, disqualify, disrupt, disturb, encroach, encumber, estop, fight, forestall, hamper, hinder, hold up, impede, impose, infringe, inhibit, intercede, interpose, interrupt, intervene, intrude, mediate, militate, obtrude, obturate, overstep, parry, prevent, prohibit, stop, tamper, thwart
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That quiet mutual gaze of a trusting husband and wife is like the first moment of rest or refuge from a great weariness or a great danger--not to be interfered with by speech or action which would distract the sensations from the fresh enjoyment of repose.
At another time the Prince would have treated this deed of violence as a good jest; but now, that it interfered with and impeded his own plans, he exclaimed against the perpetrators, and spoke of the broken laws, and the infringement of public order and of private property, in a tone which might have become King Alfred.
I ought to be let stay until the end of the term; and as to the Rec--the fault book, you told me most particularly when I first came that I might write in it or not just as I pleased, and that you never dictated or interfered with what was written.
It was plain she was not to be interfered with, and at that rate, since I could in no way influence her course, what hope had I left of reaching land?
That is why I have never interfered, otherwise I should have put a stop to it long ago.
When the police interfered, he showed them Colonel Scott's signature and was let alone.
Sancho slept that night in a cot in the same chamber with Don Quixote, a thing he would have gladly excused if he could for he knew very well that with questions and answers his master would not let him sleep, and he was in no humour for talking much, as he still felt the pain of his late martyrdom, which interfered with his freedom of speech; and it would have been more to his taste to sleep in a hovel alone, than in that luxurious chamber in company.
But despite the pain he was bounding up again like an India rubber man to renew the attack, when Little John interfered.
Again no Martian interfered with me, and tearing a piece of silk from my cape I endeavored to staunch the flow of blood from her nostrils.
All that saved him was the accidental presence of Jack Clayton, who had been permitted to visit the animal in the dressing room reserved for him at the music hall, and had immediately interfered when he saw that the savage beast meant serious mischief.
Franz had so managed his route, that during the ride to the Colosseum they passed not a single ancient ruin, so that no preliminary impression interfered to mitigate the colossal proportions of the gigantic building they came to admire.
Therefore, a prince who has a strong city, and had not made himself odious, will not be attacked, or if any one should attack he will only be driven off with disgrace; again, because that the affairs of this world are so changeable, it is almost impossible to keep an army a whole year in the field without being interfered with.