betwixt and between

adverb or adjective

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

Examples of betwixt and between in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web A lot of us feel betwixt and between our roots and our branches. Casey Cep, The New Yorker, 28 Mar. 2022 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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Word History

First Known Use

1789, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of betwixt and between was in 1789

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“Betwixt and between.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/betwixt%20and%20between. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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