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

  • adj. Intermediate: Adolescence is an awkward, in-between age.
  • n. An intermediate: conservatives, radicals, and in-betweens.

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  • adj. Of that which is between.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. being neither at the beginning nor at the end in a series or time sequence.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. being neither at the beginning nor at the end in a series


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  • And yet another for the concept of being “in-between,” rather than in one place or another.

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  • People born outside the United States (first generation) have the same frequency of religious service attendance as those whose grandparents were born abroad (third generation), while the in-between generation has a lower rate of attending religious services.

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  • Let us not forget that the GOP congress is being censored by the majority, the first time I have never heard such a thing, they have forbidden them from sharing with their constitutes a flow chart that detailed the 31 people that stand in-between a patient and a decision.

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  • Mostly, Mr. Hill, we are made of spaces in-between.

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  • When I shift my eyes from one thing to another, my brain does its job of filtering out the "in-between."

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