American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adv. Between.
- idiom. betwixt and between In an intermediate position; neither wholly one thing nor another.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Between; in the space that separates; in intermediate relation to as regards time, quantity, or degree; passing between; from one to another, etc., in most of the uses of between (which see).
- Synonyms See comparison under among.
- Between, in either space or time.
- prep. Between, specifically between two objects.
GNU Webster's 1913
- prep. In the space which separates; between.
- prep. From one to another of; mutually affecting.
- adv. in the interval
- From Old English betwēox. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English bitwixt, from Old English betwix; see dwo- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“However, I hope to catch up on a few posts today and sometime next week (in betwixt mixing down the next podcast and all the crap that's been keeping me busy lately).”
“At last I turned my haggard, burning eyes upon her murderers -- four of them there were and all staring into those cruel, black waters below and not a word betwixt them.”
“After this we went on side by side and never a word betwixt us until we had reached that pleasant champain country where flowed the river shaded by goodly trees, in whose branches fluttered birds of a plumage marvellously coloured and diverse, and beneath which bloomed flowers as vivid; insomuch that my lady brake forth ever and anon into little soft cries of delighted wonder.”
“But now cometh my dear lady to stand beside me, to steal her hand into mine, and never a word betwixt us for a while.”
“Thus rode they, and with never a word betwixt them, deep and deeper into the wild until the moon was down and darkness shut them in; wherefore”
“Whereupon, Bentley yielding to my humour, we rode on with never a word betwixt us.”
“And here she turned her back fairly upon us and crossed to the window, while we looked at one another but with never a word betwixt us; wherefore she presently went on again.”
“So thus it was, in the dusk of the evening, that we came into Tonbridge Town, with never a word betwixt us -- myself silent from sheer amazement, the Captain for reasons of his own, Sir Harry Raikes for very obvious causes, but mostly”
“Marvellous quick was he and nimble save for his tongue, he being less given to talk even than I, so that I have known us march by the hour together and never a word betwixt us.”
“Injury or threat never dwelt, or at least seemed not to dwell in his recollection, and he entered into the conversation which Durward presently commenced, just as if there had been no unkindly word betwixt them in the course of the morning.”
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