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Definitions of between

  1. in the interval; " dancing all the dances with little rest between"
  2. in between; " two houses with a tree between"
  3. In the space which separates; betwixt; as, New York is between Boston and Philadelphia.
  4. Used in expressing motion from one body or place to another; from one to another of two.
  5. Belonging in common to two; shared by both.
  6. Belonging to, or participated in by, two, and involving reciprocal action or affecting their mutual relation; as, opposition between science and religion.
  7. 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.
  8. In intermediate relation to, in respect to time, quantity, or degree; as, between nine and ten o'clock.
  9. Intermediate time or space; interval.
  10. In the space or time which separates; as, the distance between Washington and Philadelphia; from one to another of; shared in common; with relation to both of; as, to choose between good and evil.
  11. In the middle of two; from one to another; common to two.
  12. In the interval; at intervals.
  13. In the space which separates; intermediate in relation to; with relation to both of; common to.
  14. In the intermediate space of; from one to another; belonging to two or more; having mutual relation to two or more; noting difference or discrimination of one from another.
  15. A needle between a sharp and a blunt.
  16. In the middle; from one to another; nothing difference or distinction of one from another : between decks, among seamen, the space contained between two decks.
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Usage examples for between

  1. You come between us, sir, because I have no money? – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. I'm afraid my brother and sister- in- law were not kind to her, and nothing can ever be the same between us again because of that. – The Guests Of Hercules by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  3. He was glad when he shut the door between him and her father. – The Grain Of Dust A Novel by David Graham Phillips
  4. Between men, such things can be put bruskly. – Tarrano the Conqueror by Raymond King Cummings
  5. The question was asked and answered between their eyes. – The Other Girls by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  6. We had just nothing between us, and nobody to give us anything. – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  7. Yet I fear there wasn't much love lost between us. – Rossmoyne by Unknown
  8. There is nothing between them? – A Poached Peerage by William Magnay
  9. Little more passed between us. – Mrs. Falchion, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 12, 2009
  10. What passed between them is not known. – The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. IX by Various
  11. " 'Twas all over between us," said she. – Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun
  12. Something always seems to stand between us. – The Everlasting Arms by Joseph Hocking
  13. It was to try and make it up between them that I called on that night." – The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume
  14. " Only thing, I wish I could get some sleep, in between – Out of the Primitive by Robert Ames Bennet
  15. What need for anything between us? – The Place Beyond the Winds by Harriet T. Comstock
  16. What makes the difference between the two? – The Last Of The Barons, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  17. You must choose between the two. – The Adventures of Joel Pepper by Margaret Sidney
  18. There is a difference between you and Trullya, Mootie! – Viking Boys by Jessie Margaret Edmondston Saxby
  19. Had another heart Come in between us? – The Feast of the Virgins and Other Poems by H. L. Gordon
  20. However, the less said between you and me the better. – A Woman's Burden by Fergus Hume
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