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[Be*tween·]

To be between two things is to be in the middle. In a picture, if you are between your sisters, one is on your left and the other is on your right.

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In the space which separates; betwixt; as, New York is between Boston and Philadelphia.

Adverb
in between; "two houses with a tree between"

Adverb
in the interval; "dancing all the dances with little rest between"


prep.
In the space which separates; betwixt; as, New York is between Boston and Philadelphia.

prep.
Used in expressing motion from one body or place to another; from one to another of two.

prep.
Belonging in common to two; shared by both.

prep.
Belonging to, or participated in by, two, and involving reciprocal action or affecting their mutual relation; as, opposition between science and religion.

prep.
With relation to two, as involved in an act or attribute of which another is the agent or subject; as, to judge between or to choose between courses; to distinguish between you and me; to mediate between nations.

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In intermediate relation to, in respect to time, quantity, or degree; as, between nine and ten o'clock.

n.
Intermediate time or space; interval.


Between

Be*tween" , prep. [OE. bytwene, bitweonen, AS. betwe'a2nan, betwe'a2num; prefix be- by + a form fr. AS. tw'be two, akin to Goth. tweihnai two apiece. See Twain, and cf. Atween, Betwixt.] 1. In the space which separates; betwixt; as, New York is between Boston and Philadelphia. 2. Used in expressing motion from one body or place to another; from one to another of two.
If things should go so between them.
3. Belonging in common to two; shared by both.
Castor and Pollux with only one soul between them.
4. Belonging to, or participated in by, two, and involving reciprocal action or affecting their mutual relation; as, opposition between science and religion.
An intestine struggle, open or secret, between authority and liberty.
5. With relation to two, as involved in an act or attribute of which another is the agent or subject; as, to judge between or to choose between courses; to distinguish between you and me; to mediate between nations. 6. In intermediate relation to, in respect to time, quantity, or degree; as, between nine and ten o'clock. Between decks, the space, or in the space, between the decks of a vessel. -- Between ourselves, Between you and me, Between themselves, in confidence; with the understanding that the matter is not to be communicated to others. Syn. -- Between, Among. Between etymologically indicates only two; as, a quarrel between two men or two nations; to be between two fires, etc. It is however extended to more than two in expressing a certain relation.
I . . . hope that between public business, improving studies, and domestic pleasures, neither melancholy nor caprice will find any place for entrance.
Among implies a mass or collection of things or persons, and always supposes more than two; as, the prize money was equally divided among the ship's crew.

Between

Be*tween", n. Intermediate time or space; interval. [Poetic & R.] Shak.

In the space which separates; betwixt; as, New York is between Boston and Philadelphia.

Intermediate time or space; interval.

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Usage Examples

A positive attitude is not going to save you. What it's going to do is, everyday, between now and the day you die, whether that's a short time from now or a long time from now, that every day, you're going to actually live.

A mathematician is a person who can find analogies between theorems a better mathematician is one who can see analogies between proofs and the best mathematician can notice analogies between theories.

A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past.

'Hamlet' is one of the most dangerous things ever set down on paper. All the big, unknowable questions like what it is to be a human being the difference between sanity and insanity the meaning of life and death what's real and not real. All these subjects can literally drive you mad.

A lot of what I'm obsessed with is the relationship and the dynamics between people and the family, particularly brothers and their father.

A society that thinks the choice between ways of living is just a choice between equally eligible 'lifestyles' turns universities into academic cafeterias offering junk food for the mind.

A quarrel between friends, when made up, adds a new tie to friendship.

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Other Usage Examples

A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.

A serious problem in America is the gap between academe and the mass media, which is our culture. Professors of humanities, with all their leftist fantasies, have little direct knowledge of American life and no impact whatever on public policy.

A survey carried out across the U.S. between 2004 and 2006 showed that frequent church- or synagogue-goers are more likely to give money to charity.

A babe in the house is a well-spring of pleasure, a messenger of peace and love, a resting place for innocence on earth, a link between angels and men.

A desire arises in the mind. It is satisfied immediately another comes. In the interval which separates two desires a perfect calm reigns in the mind. It is at this moment freed from all thought, love or hate. Complete peace equally reigns between two mental waves.

A psychologist once told me that for a boy being in the middle of a conflict between two women is the worst possible situation. There's always a desire to please each one.

A man is given the choice between loving women and understanding them.

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