But how exacerbating anarchy in Libya and highlighting the power of the gun over politics serves U.S. interests remains unclear.
And it is here that the interests of the president and his legislative troops may diverge.
It's normal, if harsh, for countries to put their own interests before those of refugees.
A new generation of progressive leaders is running their countries effectively and fairly in the interests of all their citizens.
They take money from companies and then judge their interests.
In such a union there may 375be a complete fusion of two lives and interests.
He demanded, moreover, that the interests of the planters should be duly regarded.
The more rapidly his mind works the safer are the interests he is guarding.
Dick went on speaking with a seriousness suited to the magnitude of his interests.
It was this multiplicity of activities and interests that proved fatal to him.
mid-15c., "legal claim or right; concern; benefit, advantage;" earlier interesse (late 14c.), from Anglo-French interesse "what one has a legal concern in," from Medieval Latin interesse "compensation for loss," noun use of Latin interresse "to concern, make a difference, be of importance," literally "to be between," from inter- "between" (see inter-) + esse "to be" (see essence).
Cf. German Interesse, from the same Medieval Latin source. Form in English influenced 15c. by French interest "damage," from Latin interest "it is of importance, it makes a difference," third person singular present of interresse. Financial sense of "money paid for the use of money lent" (1520s) earlier was distinguished from usury (illegal under Church law) by being in reference to "compensation due from a defaulting debtor." Meaning "curiosity" is first attested 1771. Interest group is attested from 1907; interest rate by 1868.
"to cause to be interested," c.1600, earlier interesse (1560s), from the noun (see interest (n.)). Perhaps also from or influenced by interess'd, past participle of interesse.
The charge for borrowing money or the return for lending it.