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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

at the same time

However; nonetheless.
See also: same, time
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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