betwixt and between

adverb or adjective

Definition of betwixt and between

: in a midway position : neither one thing nor the other

Examples of betwixt and between in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There was this betwixt and between quality to them. Arielle Pardes, Wired, 1 Mar. 2021 In the betwixt and between moments—these liminal moments—when the old rules don’t count anymore, and the communities the people belong to break down. Arielle Pardes, Wired, 1 Mar. 2021 With this in mind, don’t expect a cinematic masterpiece; but do expect Olivia Newton-John in a pair of roller skates and second-skin spandex and a fantastically incoherent plot set betwixt and between planet Earth and the realm of the gods. Vogue, 3 Nov. 2020 Once again, rabbits seem to be betwixt and between. Susan Orlean, The New Yorker, 29 June 2020 But betwixt and between the half-dozen goriest tales are some of the most inventive, effective and downright moving Christmas crime stories in recent memory. Tom Nolan, WSJ, 22 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of betwixt and between

1789, in the meaning defined above

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“Betwixt and between.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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