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interim
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

2 uses
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Definition
temporary and prior to something else; or the time during the temporary period
  • When she entered the house she perceived in a moment from her mother's triumphant manner that something had occurred in the interim.
    1 — The Maiden (55% in)
  • In the interim Tess, left with the children inside the bedstead, remained talking with them awhile, till, seeing that no more could be done to make them comfortable just then, she walked about the churchyard, now beginning to be embrowned by the shades of nightfall.
    6 — The Convert (97% in)

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