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

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America during the holidays is an embarrassment of riches, from sugar cookies to gingerbread to candy canes and every delicious morsel in between. Jenny Hollander, Marie Claire, "I Started Snacking Differently at Work and Got WAY More Productive," 20 Mar. 2019 From a boy next door to a tattoo covered, long-haired skater, and everything in between, Justin has experimented a lot with his style. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Does Justin Bieber’s Birth Chart Prove He and Selena Gomez Were Doomed From the Start?," 10 Apr. 2019 Other monthly expenses he budgets for include $10 for health and fitness, $25 for entertainment, $100 for household goods and general shopping, $50 for travel and $100 for haircuts, political donations and everything in between. Chris Kornelis, WSJ, "One Man’s Quest for Financial Security," 11 Feb. 2019 Fully charged, these devices last an entire day for weed-whacking, mowing, and everything in between. John Brandon, Fox News, "Top battery-powered lawn care gear," 28 June 2018 Newhart revealed that in the scene where Ferrell has to sit on Newhart's lap, for instance, there's actually a small child in between them. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "How The Elf Set Designers Built Santa's Workshop Around Will Ferrell," 8 Nov. 2018 What was supposed to be the bedroom closet was walled up and two bookcases were built with enough space for a pull-out couch in between them. Sue Strachan,, "Why downsize? Designer makes the move from condominium to home in style," 30 May 2018 Now, there is close to a decade in between then and when most adults get married now, leaving individuals to navigate other cohabiting options. Jennifer Calfas, Time, "That 30-Year-Old Who Got Evicted By His Parents Is Just One of Millions of Millennials Who Still Live at Home," 24 May 2018 There is likely truth to both the Russian and Israeli accounts of what happened—with the space in between filled in by the competence of Syria's Air Defense Force and the state of repair of Syria's S-200 missiles. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "Russian surveillance plane got shot down by Syria—and Russia blames Israel," 18 Sep. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of in-between

: a state or position that is in the middle between two other things : a middle position

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