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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DURING

And were you as unhappy as you expected to be during this visit?

No woman was allowed to enter Olympia, during the celebration of the games.

During the whole of the ensuing day, Paralus continued in a deep sleep.

Often, during a thunderstorm a tree had been hit by lightning.

During this session other difficulties were encountered by the Ministry.

During Tuesday the body was viewed by the tenants on the estate, the neighbors and friends.

And not once during the hours before morning did he close his eyes.

During that ten days, and later, he adopted a systematic plan of work.

This was an unusual event, as he rarely interfered with them during play hours.

Until now, during every clear night the air had been frosty.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., durand, present participle of obsolete verb duren "to last, endure" (mid-13c.), from Old French durer, from Latin durare "endure" (see endure). During the day really is "while the day endures," and the usage is a transference into English of a Latin ablative absolute (cf. durante bello "during (literally 'enduring') the war").

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