adjective or noun
in-be·​tween | \ ˌin-bi-ˈtwēn How to pronounce in-between (audio) \

Definition of in-between

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in between

adverb or preposition

Definition of in between (Entry 2 of 2)

Examples of in-between in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb or preposition To amend the constitution, the legislature must pass legislation two years in a row — with an election in between — and then win approval from voters in a referendum. Laura Vozzella, Washington Post, 21 May 2022 With only two proper cities at either end of the island and no major highways in between, 270-square-mile Menorca is largely rural. John Oseid, Forbes, 18 May 2022 And the countries in between — essentially, Moldova and Georgia, stuck in a no-man’s land on the fringes of Russia without NATO protection — will face treacherous challenges. New York Times, 16 May 2022 The food court was now a cavernous lobby with brown marble floors below, Schonbek crystal chandeliers above, and precious little in between: some wooden tables, a semicircular pale-blue sofa, some upholstered pale-blue chairs, all unoccupied. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, 16 May 2022 There’s truth to them both and in between, but not a whole truth in either. Alli Harvey, Anchorage Daily News, 15 May 2022 And in that place in between—a haunted place of difficulty, anxiety, relief, and grief—is where most Americans stand. Jill Lepore, The New Yorker, 15 May 2022 To put things mildly, Putin is not a good actor on the global stage, but the Russian autocrat is not the primary cause of pain at the pump, in the grocery store, or anywhere in between. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, 7 May 2022 This persecution complex is thriving everywhere the game is being played, from San Francisco to Philadelphia, and spots in between, such as Phoenix. Kent Somers, The Arizona Republic, 7 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of in-between

Adjective or noun

1815, in the meaning defined above

Adverb or preposition

1523, in the meaning defined above

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“In-between.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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