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betwixt

[bih-twikst] /bɪˈtwɪkst/
preposition, adverb
1.
Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. between.
Idioms
2.
betwixt and between, neither the one nor the other; in a middle or unresolved position:
Not wanting to side with either her father or her mother, she was betwixt and between.
Origin
950
before 950; Middle English betwix, Old English betwix, betweox, equivalent to be- be- + tweox, cognate with Old High German zwiski two each; akin to German zwischen between (preposition)
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  • Ernest may not realize it, but this stagnant period of feeling betwixt and between will soon come to end.
  • Here is her life as she told it to me, and betwixt and between the pages of her life you will find mine as well.
  • In general, performance capture tends to have a weird betwixt-and-between quality.
  • Slide the protector into place, press the center and the adhesive creeps betwixt screen and cover all by itself.
  • The galaxies are popcorn and dark matter is the hot air circulating betwixt them.
  • The same reason that makes us wrangle with a neighbour causes a war betwixt princes.
  • It cannot subsist in its perfection, say some of those who are learned in this warm lore of the heart, betwixt more than two.
British Dictionary definitions for betwixt

betwixt

/bɪˈtwɪkst/
preposition, adverb
1.
(archaic) another word for between
2.
betwixt and between, in an intermediate, indecisive, or middle position
Word Origin
Old English betwix; related to Old High German zwiski two each
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Word Origin and History for betwixt
prep., adv.

Old English betweox "between, among, amidst, meanwhile," from bi- "by" (see be-) + tweox "for two," from Proto-Germanic *twa "two" + *-isk "-ish." With parasitic -t that first appeared in Old English and became general after c.1500.

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