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It is an interim measure.
  temporary and prior to something else; or the time during the temporary period
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  • It is an interim measure.
  • She will serve as president in the interim.
  • In a few days, the wound would become infected, gangrene would set in, and she would die, assuming another finisher didn’t come along in the interim.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf

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  • In the interim Liv has come by nearly every day, noting all the last-second fixits and sending over workmen to replace some kitchen cabinet hinges and a light fixture, and touch up the chair moldings in the dining room and polish all the brass doorknobs in the house.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Interim.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • And since nothing has happened in the interim, I guess the locals just assumed everything was okay.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • Okonkwo was, therefore, asked on behalf of the clan to look after him in the interim.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • No interim period for—I don’t know—a provisional government-in-training?
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • 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.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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  • During those six months, aloyajirga would be held, a grand council of leaders and elders, who would form an interim government to hold power for two years, leading up to democratic elections.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • There was a false Chateaubriand, named Marchangy, in the interim, BOOK THIRD.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • So that, dear lords, if I be left behind, A moth of peace, and he go to the war, The rites for which I love him are bereft me, And I a heavy interim shall support By his dear absence.
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • And now my orders being to be obeyed, I charged Friday to keep close behind me, and not to stir, or shoot, or attempt anything till I commanded him; and in the interim, not to speak so much as one word.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • It will be short: the interim is mine; And a man’s life is no more than to say One.
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • — Think upon what hath chanc’d; and, at more time, The interim having weigh’d it, let us speak Our free hearts each to other.
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth
  • 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.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • Between the acting of a dreadful thing And the first motion, all the interim is Like a phantasma, or a hideous dream: The Genius and the mortal instruments Are then in council; and the state of man, Like to a little kingdom, suffers then The nature of an insurrection.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • "In about a month I hope to be a bridegroom," continued Mr. Rochester; "and in the interim, I shall myself look out for employment and an asylum for you."
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • That had been the interim sietch before the women and children had been sent into the deep south.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • In the interim between throwing a ball and having it thrown back to me, I told myself that I liked Mr. Galanter, and I wondered about his constant use of war expressions and why he wasn’t in the army.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • In the interim it pleased providence to cause the apprehension of Caderousse, who was discovered in some distant country, and brought back to France, where he made a full confession, refusing to make the fact of his wife’s having suggested and arranged the murder any excuse for his own guilt.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Consequently, an interim solution was found: the dead were stripped of their clothes — too valuable to the living to be left on them — and were put outside on the pavements wrapped in paper.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • It’s outside the scope of this book to recount allthat happened in the interim.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • If Langdon was correct, during the interim between Popes, complete autonomous power shifted temporarily to the late Pope’s personal assistant-his chamberlain-a secretarial underling who oversaw conclave until the cardinals chose the new Holy Father.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • The interim government was going to hold the first free elections in thirty years.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • He felt as if he had aged several years in the interim.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • Doctor Nolan said my college would take me back for the second semester, on her recommendation and Philomena Guinea’s scholarship, but as the doctors vetoed my living with my mother in the interim, I was staying on at the asylum until the winter term began.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • To-day, my lord; and for three months before,— No interim, not a minute’s vacancy,— Both day and night did we keep company.
    William Shakespeare  --  Twelfth Night
  • "Try Finite Incantatem," said Hermione at once, "that should stop the rain if it’s a hex or curse; if it doesn’t something’s gone wrong with an Atmospheric Charm, which will be more difficult to fix, so as an interim measure try Impervius to protect his belongings — " "Say it again, slowly — " said Ron, searching his pockets desperately for a quill, but at that moment the lift juddered to a halt.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Art had to figure that in his high school days Abel Martinson had been moderately restless, that in the interim between then and now he had changed, and that this truck was the last vestige of his former self: thus he was loath to part with it.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • During intermission, Francie did not join the other kids in the interim pastime of spitting down on the plutocrats in the thirty-cent orchestra seats.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • The history of Susan Henchard’s adventures in the interim can be told in two or three sentences.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • You haven’t heard about SAC’s interim dispersal?
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • Occasionally I heard from Kristy, who had in this interim gone from smitten with Baxter to positively lovesick.
    Sarah Dessen  --  The Truth About Forever
  • The interim reports came today.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Speak
  • I will in the interim undertake one of Hercules’ labours, which is, to bring Signior Benedick and the Lady Beatrice into a mountain of affection the one with the other.
    William Shakespeare  --  Much Ado About Nothing
  • When she entered the house she perceived in a moment from her mother’s triumphant manner that something had occurred in the interim.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • All of his wardrobe was now being cleaned and in the interim he had on a pair of English-made trousers and a sweater.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • Between the acting of a dreadful thing And the first motion, all the interim is Like a phantasma or a hideous dream: The genius and the mortal instruments Are then in council; and the state of man, Like to a little kingdom, suffers then The nature of an insurrection.
    William Shakespeare  --  Julius Caesar
  • Which leaves me to act as chaperone in the interim.
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • During that interim he saw some of the students walking between classes, nodded to them and got looks of anger and fear in return.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • But in the interim—in the interim of the very few hours that were to pass, before I could have an opportunity of speaking with her in private— a circumstance occurred—an unlucky circumstance, to ruin all my resolution, and with it all my comfort.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • 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.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • We all sensed that in the interim Justice de Wet had grown more hostile to us.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Marry, he trots hard with a young maid between the contract of her marriage and the day it is solemnized; if the interim be but a se’nnight, time’s pace is so hard that it seems the length of seven year.
    William Shakespeare  --  As You Like It
  • Burundi’s unelected Tutsi leaders had responded to the pressure by creating a new interim government, led by a Hutu and composed of equal numbers of Hutus and Tutsis.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • But then, not at that very moment—but in the interim following, the invitation from the Griffiths.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • He would accept all comers sight unseen, but in the interim between the deal and the race, he would spy on the training of the local horses.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • The sight of their trusted leader sent a rumble of relief through the Milago miners…not to mention to the interim leader who no longer had to be in charge anymore.
    D.J. Machale  --  The Merchant of Death
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