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betwixt and between

Conflicted and unable to decide between two options. I'm betwixt and between about going back to school. I got a great scholarship offer, but I don't know that I want to juggle schoolwork and a full-time job.
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betwixt and between

 
1. Lit. between (people or things). I liked the soup and the dessert and all that came betwixt and between. I sat betwixt and between all the actors who weren't on stage.
2. Fig. undecided about someone or something. I wish she would choose. She has been betwixt and between for three weeks. Tom is so betwixt and between about getting married. I don't think he's ready.
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betwixt and between

Undecided, midway between two alternatives, neither here nor there. For example, I'm betwixt and between canceling my trip entirely or just postponing it, or Jane is betwixt and between about accepting the offer. The adverb betwixt, originally meaning "by two," is seldom heard except in this expression, first recorded in 1832.
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betwixt and between

neither one thing nor the other. informal
Betwixt is now poetic or archaic and is seldom found outside this phrase.
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beˌtwixt and beˈtween

(old-fashioned) in a middle position; neither one thing nor the other: He found himself placed betwixt and between in the debate, agreeing with parts of each side’s arguments.
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betwixt and between

In an intermediate position; neither wholly one thing nor another.
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betwixt and between

Neither here nor there, unresolved; halfway between two alternatives. Betwixt comes from Old English and originally meant “by two”; now considered archaic, it survives largely in this expression, which dates from the nineteenth century. An 1877 play by Besant and Rice (Son of Vulcan, 1.4) has it, “She’s the fool and he’s the knave, so it’s betwix and between.”
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FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD, BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET, BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME BATHSHEBA Everdene is one of English literature's more irritating heroines, blithely wrecking lives as she vacillates betwixt the three suitors offering her the choice between passion, security and puppy-dog devotion.
But all that hope was dashed, the day that Wall St crashed, Betwixt the two World Wars, An eagle sank its claws into the fabric of our lives, Snatched the shameful pride from an empire built by slaves, Victoria ruled the waves to afford these splendour'd grounds, These sculptured ballast mounds, The beauty to be found, embroider'd on the edge of town Where love's hallmarks remain, stamped in sandstone grain, Rubbed by wind and rain, the chipped remains of mystery names and long-forgotten dates, I pass thru wrought-iron gates, and ponder at the fate, Of VP+MA 1928.
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