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preposition & adverb
- archaic term for between
- ‘We all know about pheromones, the chemicals that supposedly float betwixt us carrying certain messages, such as sexual availability.’
- ‘‘So let me get this straight,’ said I, squeezing the bridge of my nose betwixt two fingers.’
- ‘I hope that the following conversation betwixt some of my neighbours underscores my proposed scheme.’
- ‘I start from the premise that it is betwixt materiality and language that the dancing body is produced.’
- ‘Having ridden the old bike over 20 years and 10,000 miles I didn't even have to think when and how to change gear and could slalom betwixt taxi and bus with graceful and flowing curves.’
Old English betwēox, from be ‘by’ + a Germanic word related to two.
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