in the process

in the process of (doing something)

Having started some activity without yet having finished it. I'm just in the process of filing your tax return now.
See also: of, process

in the ˈprocess (of doing something)

1 while doing something: In the process of cleaning the furniture, I found six coins.He was supposed to be cutting my hair, but he nearly cut off my ear in the process.
2 in the middle of doing something: We’re still in the process of trying to find somewhere to live.
See also: process
References in classic literature ?
There I remained until I got better: suffering, whenever I was recommended to eat anything, an amount of anguish only second to that which is said to be endured by the apparently drowned, in the process of restoration to life.
And all this series of calamities from one little accident in the process of Feeling.
If we suppose the amount of change between each horizontal line in our diagram to be excessively small, these three forms may still be only well-marked varieties; or they may have arrived at the doubtful category of sub-species; but we have only to suppose the steps in the process of modification to be more numerous or greater in amount, to convert these three forms into well-defined species: thus the diagram illustrates the steps by which the small differences distinguishing varieties are increased into the larger differences distinguishing species.
Today the language and imagery are "terrorist," "immigrant," and "Arab," but the infrastructure established in the process is a potent source of increased racism and repression against all peoples of color and indeed all who live in the U.
Another detainee, a forty-one-year-old small business owner from Newburyport, Massachusetts, asks that his name not be used because he is in the process of applying for his green card.
While computerized fingerprinting services have allowed the INS to speed up the citizenship process, that same automated system is causing problems in the process as well.
In most cases, these individuals are in the process of obtaining permanent eligibility and are protected by law.
1 allow the designer to get started with verification early in the process, running both automatic design checks and formal verification.
legal immigrants will receive assistance in the process of becoming citizens at the central kiosk area of the mall, 8401 Van Nuys Blvd.
To achieve this in the next phase of testing, the design team is in the process of implementing an improved acoustic sensor with an increased spatial resolution capable of detecting the minimum volume of 4 oz.
The INS is in the process of deporting him to Costa Rica, where he has never been as an adult.
In her not-guilty ruling, Judge Cooper urged the INS and other government agencies that administer the H-1B visa program to provide clear regulations about what conduct is permitted or prohibited in the process.