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Definition temporary and prior to something else; or the time during the temporary period
  • It is an interim measure.
  • She will serve as president in the interim.
  • They were engaged in producing something called an Interim Report, but what it was that they were reporting on he had never definitely found out.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • 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
  • It's outside the scope of this book to recount allthat happened in the interim.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • 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
  • And since nothing has happened in the interim, I guess the locals just assumed everything was okay.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • Occasionally I heard from Kristy, who had in this interim gone from smitten with Baxter to positively lovesick.
    Sarah Dessen  --  The Truth About Forever
  • Which leaves me to act as chaperone in the interim.
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • In the room next door, Secretary of War Stanton has arrived and now takes charge, acting as interim president of the United States.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • The prospect of so idyllic an interim added to the inspired stealth with which he whetted his wire, filed it to a Umber stiletto fineness.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • But in that interim between train and home, she walked and ran looking about her in a kind of glory, by the back way.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • That had been the interim sietch before the women and children had been sent into the deep south.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Up until that moment, I'd had no doubt that he'd be staying with me while I spent a few interim hours in the real world.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Twilight
  • So the dinner party tonight was Annie's interim way of thanking them.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • He felt as if he had aged several years in the interim.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • 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
  • Just, perhaps, during the — interim ... "That's wonderful, Mama, that may turn out to be just the thing and if it is I most certainly will.
    James Agee  --  A Death in the Family
  • Neither oversight nor faking for interim; Prof knew what he was doing.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • The interim government was going to hold the first free elections in thirty years.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

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