- in the intervening time; during the interval.
- at the same time: Meanwhile, the others were back home enjoying themselves.
Origin of meanwhile
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Examples from the Web for meanwhile
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Meanwhile, the Anti-Defamation League issued a statement deploring the state GOP for its failure to censure Duke.The Louisiana Racists Who Courted Steve Scalise
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Ben Haley meanwhile was rapidly stripping the chicken of its feathers.
Meanwhile, fortune had improved with Mr. Davis, the superintendent of the factory.
Kate and Harry, meanwhile, awaited their opportunity to go in and visit Aunt Jane.
Meanwhile, Halbert Davis had passed an uncomfortable and restless night.
The men from the farmhouse had meanwhile come down with ropes.
- during the intervening time or period
- at the same time, esp in another place
- another word for meantime
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Word Origin and History for meanwhile
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