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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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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 listened to detect a woman's voice in the house, and filled the interim with wild regrets and dismal anticipations, which, at last, spoke audibly in irrepressible sighing and weeping.
The knight shrugged his shoulders, and leaving the hut, brought in his horse, (which in the interim he had fastened to a tree,) unsaddled him with much attention, and spread upon the steed's weary back his own mantle.
Private sector provider Interim Partners said the number of new assignments given to interims is at its highest level since the third quarter of 2009.
DEMAND for interim managers rose by 22% in the three months to September 30, 2011 - bucking the otherwise lacklustre jobs market for senior executives and directors.
In many industries, much is made of 'transferrable skills', but in Food Manufacturing, the skills required of Interims are specific and difficult to source via generalist sites.
Sheff says some hospitals don't realize that interims are available, or may not see the VPMA role as "mission critical" compared to roles like chief executive officers or chief financial officers.
Historically, interims were parachuted into companies to deal with sudden crises resulting from the unexpected departure of a key executive (whether by resignation, death or failure to perform).
But, of course, the flip side is that some interims prove to have staying power.

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