Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. between.
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.
If it’s betwixt and between—well, I’m honest, and I can’t say more.
The Phoenix and the Carpet E. Nesbit
It’s ‘you tickle me an’ I tickle you’ betwixt him an’ de ol’ Scratch.
Burl Morrison Heady
Finally it was betwixt chance and choice that the place and hour of concussion were determined.
Abraham Lincoln, Vol. II John T. Morse
I disremember just how fur that last stop is from the Crick, but I think it’s betwixt 25 and 30 mile.
Si Klegg, Book 5 (of 6) John McElroy
Friends or foes, French or Spaniards, succor or death: betwixt these were their hopes and fears divided.
Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 12, August, 1863, No. 70 Various
Why should a couetous man be called poore, what affinitie is betwixt them twoo?
Shakespeare Jest-Books; Unknown
Hit was betwixt you an’ him, an’ ‘twant none o’ my business long as you an’ him air goin’ to marry.
The Trail of the Lonesome Pine John Fox, Jr.
“There is all the difference that is betwixt Heaven and earth,” answered Mr Tremayne.
Clare Avery Emily Sarah Holt
Nay, come at once, I implore thee; for until I am justified to my mistress, I stand like one betwixt life and death.
A Set of Rogues Frank Barrett
“There is no manner of likeness, Blanche, betwixt this creature and Don John,” she urged.
Clare Avery Emily Sarah Holt
(archaic) another word for between
betwixt and between, in an intermediate, indecisive, or middle position
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.
- Be up to one’s neck
the part of the body of an animal or human being that connects the head and the trunk. the part of a garment encircling, partly covering, or closest to the neck; neckline. the length of the neck of a horse or other animal as a measure in racing. the slender part near the top of […]
to help; assist; serve; avail. Archaic. placed or situated, often unfavorably or in difficulty. Historical Examples Oh, sure never was a poor maid so bestead with blind men—well, fetch thy beechnuts. Standish of Standish Jane G. Austin v. “to help, support, prop,” 1580s, from be- + stead (v.); see stead. the rendering in Isa. 8:21, […]
to express deep sorrow for; lament: a little child bewailing the loss of her dog. to express grief. Contemporary Examples I recount this not to bewail my fate, or to dwell in the past. The Lessons of the Nakba Ziad J. Asali May 10, 2012 Historical Examples They think it the women’s part to bewail […]
to be wary, cautious, or careful of (usually used imperatively): Beware such inconsistency. Beware his waspish wit. to be cautious or careful: Beware of the dog. Contemporary Examples “beware” by Big Sean is awash in technicolor static, colorful sceneries overlaid over Big Sean. Lady Gaga, Avril Lavigne & More Best Music Videos of the Week […]