The A&E reality-TV show intervention has a 71 percent success rate in rehabbing the most determined, hardened addicts.
Neither of these sync exactly with the top stated goals of American intervention advocates.
After all, our intervention in Iraq was its own moral catastrophe.
When the Jihad Came to Mali Joshua Hammer, The New York Review of Books On the ground during the French intervention.
On the border there is little gratitude for the American intervention in Syria after more than three long years of civil war.
We may read therein how the poet would have us look at his poem and the intervention of the Gods.
There was no opportunity for its intervention while the melley lasted.
Doggie drew a breath of relief at the news and attributed Madame Morins malady to the intervention of a kindly providence.
It is only by the intervention of a miracle that we can ever revisit the dear, lamented fields of Clwyd.
Would this intervention be any wiser or likely to be better in its results?
early 15c., "intercession, intercessory prayer," from Middle French intervention or directly from Late Latin interventionem (nominative interventio) "an interposing," noun of action from past participle stem of Latin intervenire "to come between, interrupt," from inter- "between" (see inter-) + venire "come" (see venue).
intervention in·ter·ven·tion (ĭn'tər-věn'shən)
Interference so as to modify a process or situation.