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Not fully or properly either of two things.‘the book seems betwixt and between—neither tall tale nor American history’
in abeyance, pending, ongoing, in the air, up in the air, open, still open, hanging fire, in the balanceView synonyms
- ‘In terms of immigration, the president is somewhat betwixt and between.’
- ‘Are you confident, or are you betwixt and between?’
- ‘In the course of my time here, I have found myself betwixt and between these two notions of education - public celebration or performance, on one hand, and private experience, on the other.’
- ‘It is another film this summer that is stuck betwixt and between.’
- ‘It ends up being a little bit betwixt and between.’
- ‘The chapter on clients and servitors is a bit of a weak link: the subjects are betwixt and between, and the account does little more than reproduce representative inventories which invite tedium.’
- ‘They seem firmly wedged between denial and anger - a betwixt and between state producing a sort of militant ridiculousness.’
- ‘Expectations are rising now, and people are kind of caught betwixt and between.’
- ‘Gone were those wide house-lined avenues and those maze-like tunnels betwixt and between them.’
- ‘A lot of my records are betwixt and between styles, and I kind of like that.’
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