American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adv. At or during pauses: "She took such tiny bites and set her fork down on her plate betweentimes” ( Anne Tyler).
“Not with the National Hockey League but in his betweentimes internship at Vogue?”
“He is understandably upset, and allows his pride to overshadow his love for the girl... they do patch it up and live happily ever after eventually, but it takes them awhile to get there, and it's pretty awful in betweentimes...”
“You might make it through if you kept wading, betweentimes.”
“And as always with Amory, though you forget it betweentimes, he says nothing without purpose.”
“Probably wondering if he'd bothered to take any of it off betweentimes.”
“True, he could not stop himself from looking anxiously around every morning when the post owls arrived, nor, late at night before he went to sleep, prevent himself from seeing horrible visions of Sirius, cornered by dementors down some dark London street, but betweentimes he tried to keep his mind off his godfather.”
“I dressed my lady Dela in her best, a beautiful blue gown, and did her hair, and fixed the dinner, and in betweentimes I saw to myself, and to Viv and to the crew.”
“He came every night for a week, bringing me candy and books and sending me flowers betweentimes.”
“He ate slowly; he rolled every mouthful with relish; he fletcherized it with calculated deliberation; he paused betweentimes to blow loudly upon his coffee and to smack his lips -”
“Don't feed her in betweentimes, -- and when you do feed her, give her meat -- something that will make red blood, -- not slops, nor sweets, nor dough.”
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