at a time


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at a time

During one period of time without pause or interruption. Why is the change machine only dispensing one coin at a time? It's taking forever! How many boxes can you carry at a time?
See also: time

at a time

during any one period He practiced every day for four or five hours at a time. The shelter cares for up to 60 children at a time.
Usage notes: often used in the phrase one thing at a time: Things will go better if you work on one thing at a time.
See also: time
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