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

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in between

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Definition of in between (Entry 2 of 2)

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Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb or preposition But sometimes a great deal of time goes by in between. NBC News, "A fire and the Covid-19 pandemic nearly destroyed my business – Here's how I hit the reset button," 29 Dec. 2020 Capeside is the site of almost every major moment on Dawson's Creek, from first jobs to first loves to first heartbreaks, and everything in between. Andrea Park, Marie Claire, "Is Capeside From 'Dawson's Creek' a Real Place?," 28 Dec. 2020 Just about every team that had a 3-point specialist during this past free-agency period retained that 3-point specialist, from Joe Harris with the Nets to Davis Bertans with the Wizards to just about everyone in between. Ira Winderman,, "ASK IRA: Is Duncan Robinson’s free agency a Heat formality?," 28 Dec. 2020 There are funny moments and devastatingly heartbreaking ones…and every other emotion in between. Glamour, "The 30 Best Coming-of-Age Movies to Stream Right Now," 28 Dec. 2020 In the coming weeks, Richmond is expected to step down from his congressional seat — which includes most of New Orleans, part of Baton Rouge and some of the areas in between — to lead the Biden administration’s Office of Public Engagement. Halle Parker | Staff Writer,, "Cancer Alley, climate advocates hold out hope for Rep. Richmond but 'can't be patient forever'," 27 Dec. 2020 These 45 healthy dessert recipes run the gamut, from the fancy to the simple and everything in between. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "45 Healthy Dessert Recipes for Every Craving," 24 Dec. 2020 Nonetheless, the new deductibility rule is one of those rare ideas on which both parties broadly agree, supported by conservative Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, liberal Democrat Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon, and most of those in between. Geoff Colvin, Fortune, "PPP borrowers get the tax break the IRS tried to cancel," 23 Dec. 2020 Heavy snow is expected toward the Interstate 81 corridor and the mountains, heavy rain east of Interstate 95 and a combination of snow, ice and rain in between. Washington Post, "D.C. region faces heavy snow, ice and flooding Wednesday from major Mid-Atlantic storm," 15 Dec. 2020

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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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The first known use of in-between was in 1523

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“In-between.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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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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