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Between them, his days and nights were occupied to crowding.

The frolic with the child seemed to have blown away a fog from between them.

There was one difference, however, between the surprise felt by the two.

Mesopotamia, therefore, meant a stretch of land "between the rivers."

It is true there was a fifth farm situated right in between the others.

We need a new engagement, too, between the Executive and the Congress.

Between these two classes of students there prevails perpetual hostility.

Well, between you and me, I wish he'd gotten away clean-handed.

Between them, the family union was broke, and every one was made uneasy.

He sliced it into bits, and she took them daintily from between his fingers.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English betweonum "between, among, by turns," Mercian betwinum, from bi- "by" (see be-) + tweonum dative plural of *tweon "two each" (cf. Gothic tweih-nai "two each"). Between a rock and a hard place is from 1940s, originally cowboy slang. Between-whiles is from 1670s.

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