at a time

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Definition of at a time

1 : during one particular moment I can only do one thing at a time. Please speak one at a time and not all at once. We carried the boxes two at a time up the stairs.
2 : during one period of time without stopping She can sit and read for hours at a time.

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“At a time.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/at%20a%20time. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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