in stages


: in a series of separate steps rather than all at one time
The changes will be made in stages.

Examples of in stages in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nearly a billion people are eligible to cast ballots in voting that started April 19 and takes place in stages for six weeks. Omkar Khandekar, NPR, 6 May 2024 Restoration of the property will happen in stages, include carving channels into the soil to promote the property’s return into a natural floodplain. Ari Plachta, Sacramento Bee, 29 Apr. 2024 The final demise of the community happened in stages. Omar Jimenez, CNN, 1 Apr. 2024 Lesions can spread to the intestines and rectum in stages III and IV. Anna Almendrala, Health, 30 Mar. 2024 An update from his office last month said negotiations had agreed troops would leave in stages, with the first withdrawing before March 10 and the rest before May 10. Helen Regan, CNN, 5 Mar. 2024 The team recently received another grant from the state and will release a second evaluation in stages over the next two years. Calmatters, The Mercury News, 16 Feb. 2024 With help from an influential supporter and partner, Commerce Bank’s Jonathan Kemper, the group devised a plan to restore the garden in stages as the money came in. Lisa Gutierrez, Kansas City Star, 30 Jan. 2024 There are a few things in the works, in stages of development. Jackie Strause, The Hollywood Reporter, 4 Feb. 2024

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“In stages.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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