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 for Subvene
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Subvene \Sub*vene"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Subvened; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Subvening.] [Pref. sub- + L. venire to come. See
     Subvention.]
     To come under, as a support or stay; to happen.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           A future state must needs subvene to prevent the whole
           edifice from falling into ruin.          --Bp.
                                                    Warburton.
     [1913 Webster]

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