betwixt betwixt  /bi ˈtwɪkst/

Definition(s):

  • (adv) in the interval

Usage(s):

  1. The investigators found the college freshmen most finicky, the seniors most free-spoken, the faculty betwixt between.
  2. In Canada matters of state are ordered betwixt these extremes.
  3. It didn't seem to be able to; in fact, it seemed to have reached the point where it was lingering betwixt a balk and a breakdown.

News

  • What to watch? 'Broadchurch'

    For those in search of something to watch during this betwixt-and-between TV season, I’d recommend “Broadchurch,” a British-made murder mystery showing Thursday nights on BBC America (and available on demand). It’s an eight-part series, starring David Tennant (“Dr. Who&
    on August 12, 2013     Source: Seattle Times

Quotes

  1. "Phil Hughes was prematurely dropped. One more match was needed, one more chance to find out how far a quick eye might take a young player. Now he is betwixt and between," Roebuck says.
    on Nov 19, 2009 By: Peter Roebuck Source: Cricketnext.com

  2. "They're betwixt and between, and they're kind of overlooked," state Sen. Florence Shapiro, R-Plano, said during a visit to Dallas' Dealey Montessori and International Academy, where seventh- and eighth-graders demonstrated a University of Texas...
    on Dec 16, 2009 By: Florence Shapiro Source: Dallas Morning News

  3. As Turner explained in The Ritual Process (1969), liminal spaces are "neither here nor there; they are betwixt and between the positions assigned and arrayed by laws, custom, convention and ceremony. As such, their ambiguous and indeterminate...
    on Mar 28, 2009 By: Victor Turner Source: Toronto Star

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