in the meantime


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Adv.1.in the meantime - during the intervening time; "meanwhile I will not think about the problem"; "meantime he was attentive to his other interests"; "in the meantime the police were notified"
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In the meantime his life remained run down, planless, and empty and idle.
The two champions being alike armed with quarter-staves, stepped forward into the centre of the open space, in order to have the full benefit of the moonlight; the thieves in the meantime laughing, and crying to their comrade, ``Miller
replied Mazarin, with his Italian smile; "that may happen one day; but in the meantime "
In the meantime you can relieve your feelings by cursing the one-man power and the effete monarchies of Europe.
In the meantime Telegonus, while travelling in search of his father, lands on Ithaca and ravages the island: Odysseus comes out to defend his country, but is killed by his son unwittingly.
In the meantime, I cordially regret not having known the local music-seller in early life.
Was he very uneasy in the meantime at his inability to give his daughter her birthright?
The white men have in the meantime made a rude stockade on the summit of yonder undulating ground, at the foot of which a stream runs, for it is destruction to be too far from water.
In the meantime the black marks against them remained for a future easement day.
But in the meantime God did not come, and they starved to death in great numbers.
In the meantime, here is another false start, and more waste of good writing-paper.
It will make no difference," I said : "I can call at the office in the morning and apologize; in the meantime what can be the matter with the clock ?