at the same time


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at the same time

1. Simultaneously. Don't try to carry more than two boxes at the same time—they're heavy! I can't understand a word with all of you screaming at the same time.
2. Also; however. I want to go to the game tonight, but at the same time, I know that I have to get up early tomorrow. She's not my favorite candidate for the job. At the same time, though, I think her experience will benefit our department.
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at the same time

 
1. Lit. during the same moment; simultaneously. We arrived at the same time. Too many things are happening at the same time, and I am confused.
2. Fig. nevertheless; however; along with that. Bill was able to pay for the damage. At the same time, he was very angry about the accident. We agree to your demands. At the same time, we object strongly to your methods.
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at the same time

1. Simultaneously, as in We were all scheduled to leave at the same time. This idiom was first recorded in 1526. For synonyms, see at once, def. 1; at one time, def. 1.
2. Nevertheless, however, as in Mary agreed with her mother's criticism, but at the same time she wanted to defend her husband's views . [c. 1700]
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at the same time

However; nonetheless.
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