meantime

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In the meantime he drifted, resting and recuperating after the long traverse he had made through the realm of knowledge.
Take my word for it, the strike will be over in a few days, and the men will be beaten; and meantime what you can get out of it will belong to you.
In the meantime, intelligence was received of the mischief that Commodore Porter was doing among the British whale ships.
Stand thou fast in the meantime if thou stir again, thou shalt have that will make thee quiet for thy life Comrades!'' he then said, addressing his gang, ``this purse is embroidered with Hebrew characters, and I well believe the yeoman's tale is true.
"Patience!" replied Mazarin, with his Italian smile; "that may happen one day; but in the meantime "
In the meantime the captain's horses were daily gaining strength, and their hoofs improving, which had been worn and battered by mountain service.
In the meantime, I cordially regret not having known the local music-seller in early life.
Was he very uneasy in the meantime at his inability to give his daughter her birthright?
By this clear stream, Of thee will I write; Meantime from afar Bathe me in light I
In the meantime, Emily, left by herself, had her own correspondence to occupy her attention.