at a time


: 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.
: during one period of time without stopping
She can sit and read for hours at a time.

Examples of at a time in a Sentence

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“At a time.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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