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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. At or during pauses: "She took such tiny bites and set her fork down on her plate betweentimes” ( Anne Tyler).

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Examples

  • Not with the National Hockey League but in his betweentimes internship at Vogue?

    Sean Avery's Vogue Internship: In Which He Doesn't Always Have to Wear a Shirt

  • 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...

    the end of the masquerade

  • "You might make it through if you kept wading, betweentimes."

    Stork Naked

  • And as always with Amory, though you forget it betweentimes, he says nothing without purpose.

    Absolute Friends

  • Probably wondering if he'd bothered to take any of it off betweentimes.

    Resurrection Men

  • 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.

    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

  • 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.

    Port Eternity

  • He came every night for a week, bringing me candy and books and sending me flowers betweentimes.

    Madeleine An Autobiography

  • 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 -

    The Winds of Chance

  • 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.

    Life at High Tide

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