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betweenwhiles

[bih-tween-hwahylz, -wahylz] /bɪˈtwinˌʰwaɪlz, -ˌwaɪlz/
adverb
Origin of betweenwhiles
1760-1770
First recorded in 1760-70; between + whiles
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  • betweenwhiles he was rubbing his tender nose, carefully and lovingly.

    The Princess Elopes

    Harold MacGrath
  • betweenwhiles he was wondering if Val did, after all, understand.

    Lonesome Land B. M. Bower
  • And betweenwhiles, the unfeatured darkness would redouble and the whole ear of night appear to be gloating on her steps.

  • betweenwhiles he scowled over the plantation account-books, made rough estimates, added and balanced, and scowled the harder.

    Adventure Jack London
  • Do thou harness whichever I fling thee, and betweenwhiles protect the team.

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