Between in a sentence

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Definition of Between

  • In the space which separates; betwixt; as, New York is between Boston and Philadelphia.
  • Used in expressing motion from one body or place to another; from one to another of two.
  • Belonging in common to two; shared by both.
  • Belonging to, or participated in by, two, and involving reciprocal action or affecting their mutual relation; as, opposition between science and religion.
  • 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.
  • In intermediate relation to, in respect to time, quantity, or degree; as, between nine and ten o'clock.
  • Intermediate time or space; interval.
  • in between
  • in the interval

How to use between in a sentence. Between pronunciation.

As I looked into the dusk, my limbs trembled under me, for who should be sitting there, a half-finished chair between his knees, but Soolsby the old chair-maker!
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Kaid ground out their lives like corn between the millstones.
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The Nile wound its way through the green plains, stretching as far to the north as eye could see between the opal and mauve and gold of the Libyan Hills.
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He would give much to hear the conversation between Kaid and the stranger; he was all too conscious of its purport.
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Both rooms belonged to a spacious suite which lay between the harem and the major portion of the Palace.
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Finding a division in the tapestry, he ran his fingers quickly and heavily down the crack between.
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To Nahoum Pasha, Dim had said, as the former left the Palace, a cigarette between his fingers: "Sleep not nor slumber, Nahoum.
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If only there had been but one word of understanding between them before she left!
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She was half realising one of the deepest things in existence, that the closest bond between two human beings is a bond of secrecy upon a thing which vitally, fatally concerns both or either.
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A cigarette was between his fingers.
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Kaid's eyes peered abstractedly into the distance between the almost shut lids.
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As they reached it, a broad panel opened, and they passed through, between a line of black slaves.
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A struggle between the East and the West was here to be fought out between two wills; between an intellectual libertine steeped in Oriental guilt and cruelty and self-indulgence, and a being selfless, human, and in an agony of remorse for a life lost by his hand.
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The awful forces behind visible being hung him in the middle space between consciousness and dissolution.
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Egypt is the bridge between the East and the West.
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There was far, to go before those mud huts of the thousand years would give place to rational modern homes; and as he saw a solitary horseman spread his sheepskin on the ground and kneel to say his evening prayer, as Mahomet had done in his flight between Mecca and Medina, the distance between the Egypt of his desire and the ancient Egypt that moved round him sharply impressed his mind, and the magnitude of his task settled heavily on his spirit.
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Mahommed's eyes blazed, his dark skin blackened like a coal, and he muttered maledictions between his teeth.
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The singer's glances continually flashed between Kaid and Achmet.
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Kaid made a gesture of assent, sat down, and took the stem of a narghileh between his lips.
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If we take the author's words literally, the pamphlet was written between the "Great Storm" of November 26, 1703 and the day of fasting decreed by Queen Anne for January 19, 1704.
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Examples of Between

Example #1
I drew near with a kind of fear, but yet I came to the door and looked in.
Example #2
Inside the hut all was still.
Example #3
David had been long enough in Egypt to know what sort of toiling it was.
Example #4
The cities of the dead Khalifas and Mamelukes separated them from the living city where the fellah toiled, and Arab, Bedouin, Copt strove together to intercept the fruits of his toiling, as it passed in the form of taxes to the Palace of the Prince Pasha; while in the dark corners crouched, waiting, the cormorant usurers-Greeks, Armenians, and Syrians, a hideous salvage corps, who saved the house of a man that they might at last walk off with his shirt and the cloth under which he was carried to his grave.
Example #5
Far over in the western vista a long line of trees, twining through an oasis flanking the city, led out to a point where the desert abruptly raised its hills of yellow sand.
Example #6
At his feet lay the great mosque, and the citadel, whose guns controlled the city, could pour into it a lava stream of shot and shell.