in the meanwhile


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in the meanwhile

while something else is happening or until something else happens in the meantime You go back to school to learn a new trade and hope you can keep the family together in the meanwhile.
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I built the chimney after my hoeing in the fall, before a fire became necessary for warmth, doing my cooking in the meanwhile out of doors on the ground, early in the morning: which mode I still think is in some respects more convenient and agreeable than the usual one.
Which would have advanced the most at the end of a month -- the boy who had made his own jackknife from the ore which he had dug and smelted, reading as much as would be necessary for this -- or the boy who had attended the lectures on metallurgy at the Institute in the meanwhile, and had received a Rodgers' penknife from his father?
You will in the meanwhile have earned your fare, and arrive there some time tomorrow, or possibly this evening, if you are lucky enough to get a job in season.
An officer went off to fetch Boxtel, and Van Systens in the meanwhile continued his examination.
In the meanwhile, and in that expectation, I pitied and forgave him with my whole heart.
In the meanwhile I shall, of course, be delighted to give all information in my power to anybody interested in such things.
In the meanwhile, he ventured to recommend a new course of proceeding which Sharon's report had suggested to his mind.