in the meantime


: during the time before something happens or before a specified period ends
The new computers won't arrive until next week, but we can keep using the old ones in the meantime.
: while something else is being done or was being done
She spent four years studying for her law degree. In the meantime, she continued to work at the bank.

Examples of in the meantime in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Meghan Markle is arriving at the annual Invictus Games a few days after their start on September 9, while Prince Harry has been attending events solo in the meantime. Kathleen Walsh, Glamour, 12 Sep. 2023 The theft wasn’t noticed for hours, and in the meantime Cavalcante, 34, traveled more than 20 miles northeast to East Pikeland Township and Phoenixville. Marc Levy, Anchorage Daily News, 11 Sep. 2023 The council will seek assistance from the Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office in the meantime, as Smith and the other full-time officer will leave their posts on August 23. Michael Lee Simpson, Peoplemag, 16 Aug. 2023 John Riggi, the American Hospital Association’s national advisory for cybersecurity and risk, said the recovery process can often take weeks, with hospitals in the meantime reverting to paper systems and humans to do things such as monitor equipment and run records between departments. Pat Eaton-Robb, Chicago Tribune, 4 Aug. 2023 John Riggi, the American Hospital Association's senior cybersecurity advisor, said the recovery process can often take weeks, with hospitals in the meantime reverting to paper systems and humans to monitor equipment or run records between departments. Khristopher J. Brooks, CBS News, 4 Aug. 2023 And in the meantime, think about selling subscriptions. Gordon Monson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 2 Aug. 2023 The White House, in the meantime, approved a two-year extension of the current program. Alex Thomas, Arkansas Online, 28 July 2023 But in the meantime, that can make life particularly hard for people and wildlife dealing with the consequences. Justine Calma, The Verge, 26 July 2023 See More

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“In the meantime.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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