Part of speech:

In the intervening time.

Part of speech: noun

Intervening time or occasion.

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Usage examples "meantime":

  1. Let us now look back and see what happened in the meantime to Griet. - "Legends of the Rhine", Wilhelm Ruland.
  2. Man, meantime, cannot do better than hold his peace; ' and so on. - "Shirley", Charlotte Brontë.
  3. Meantime the next important step in Brederode's eyes was a dinner. - "Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete", John Lothrop Motley.