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'twixt

[twikst] /twɪkst/
preposition
1.
contraction of betwixt.
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  • Of such kind is "There's many a slip 'twixt the cup and the lip."

  • What was this secret traffic 'twixt Cesare Borgia and his sister?

    The Shame of Motley Raphael Sabatini
  • And what difference is there 'twixt me and one who is on his death-bed?

    The Suitors of Yvonne Raphael Sabatini
  • He might have killed me for't; but he knew that to do so would place a barrier 'twixt him and you.

    The Sea-Hawk Raphael Sabatini
  • "Else there'll be trouble 'twixt him and Grey," the plotting parson foretold.

    Mistress Wilding Rafael Sabatini
  • If we escape I may fairly claim to have saved your life, 'twixt what I have done and what I may yet do.

    The Tavern Knight Rafael Sabatini
  • And the sentry that was at our door—is he not to a changed 'twixt this and hanging-time?

    The Tavern Knight Rafael Sabatini
  • He is from Artois, and there is an old score 'twixt him and me, 'twixt his family and mine.

    The Trampling of the Lilies Rafael Sabatini
  • As for myself, I could scarcely sing; I was so torn 'twixt joy and sorrow.

    St. Cuthbert's Robert E. Knowles
  • twixt what thou art, and what thou wouldst be, let No "If" arise on which to lay the blame.

    Custer, and Other Poems. Ella Wheeler Wilcox
British Dictionary definitions for twixt

'twixt

/twɪkst/
contraction
1.
betwixt
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for twixt
prep.

c.1300, short for betwixt.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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