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interim

(ĭn'tĕr-ĭm) [L. interim, in the meantime]
1. An intervening period.
2. Temporary, preliminary, or provisional.
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In the interim, before his summons was answered, the stranger was observed to shake the ashes out of his pipe.
And now, Doctor, we can do nothing until the answers to those letters come, so we may put our little problem upon the shelf for the interim.
When she entered the house she perceived in a moment from her mother's triumphant manner that something had occurred in the interim.
Law of copyright and international copyright is to be discussed, and in the interim we will sell our books for the most we can.
Between that and the critical ball was little more than six weeks; but, with Rosalie's accomplished skill and resolute exertion, much might be done, even within that period; especially as Sir Thomas spent most of the interim in London; whither he went up, it was said, to settle affairs with his lawyer, and make other preparations for the approaching nuptials.
The sun marked midday when we closed our eyes; it was still in the same position when we opened them; nor had it varied a hair's breadth in the interim.
I was afraid to submerge and lie on the bottom overnight for fear that the mud might be deep enough to hold us, and as we could not hold with the anchor, I ran in close to shore, and in a brief interim of attack from the reptiles we made fast to a large tree.
In two hours' time I'll be back again; and if I don't find you the worse in the interim, I'll see about having you transported from this strange place to the snug bed that knows you at home.
I parried his first blow with my forearm, at the same time delivering a powerful blow to his jaw that sent him reeling back; but he was at me again in an instant, though in the brief interim I had time to draw my revolver.
Karnegie, upon that, attempted to compromise the matter by looking, in the interim, at his own boots.
But no, thank heaven, both man and horse were gone, and nothing was left to witness against me but two objects - unpleasant enough in themselves to be sure, and presenting a very ugly, not to say murderous appearance - in one place, the hat saturated with rain and coated with mud, indented and broken above the brim by that villainous whip-handle; in another, the crimson handkerchief, soaking in a deeply tinctured pool of water - for much rain had fallen in the interim.
She had heard nothing in the interim of Sir Percival Glyde, but letters had reached her from Madame Fosco, making the most affectionate inquiries on the part of her husband and herself.

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