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at the same time


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at the same time
     1. prep. Simultaneously.
     2. prep. On the other hand (introducing an opposing viewpoint).
     1. prep. In, near, or in the general vicinity of a particular place.
           Caesar was at Rome;  at the corner of Fourth Street and Vine;  at Jim’s house
     2. prep. (indicating time) (Indicating occurrence in an instant of time or a period of time relatively short in context or from the speaker's perspective.)
           at six o’clock;  at closing time;  at night.
     3. prep. In the direction of (often in an unfocused or uncaring manner).
     1. art. Definite grammatical article that implies necessarily that an entity it articulates is presupposed; something already mentioned, or completely specified later in that same sentence, or assumed already
           I’m reading the book. (Compare I’m reading a book.)
           The street in front of your house. (Compare A street in Paris.)
           The men and women watched the man give the birdseed to the bird.
     2. art.          Used before a noun modified by a restrictive relative clause, indicating that the noun refers to a single referent defined by the relative clause.
     1. adj. Not different or other; not another or others; not different as regards self; selfsame; identical.
           Are you the same person who phoned me yesterday?
           I realised I was the same age as my grandfather had been when he joined the air force.
           Even if the twins are identical, they are still not the same person, unlike Mark Twain and Samuel Clemens.
           Peter and Anna went to the same high school: the high school to which Peter went is the high school to which Anna went.
     1. n. The inevitable progression into the future with the passing of present events into the past.
           Time stops for nobody.   the ebb and flow of time
     2. n.          (physics, usually) A dimension of spacetime with the opposite metric signature to space dimensions; the fourth dimension.
                   Both science-fiction writers and physicists have written about travel through time.
     3. n.          (physics) Change associated with the second law of thermodynamics; the physical and psychological result of increasing entropy.

Example Sentences

She bumps into another woman on her way out at the same time
I don't know whether losing his job made him feel more vulnerable but without any warning, I guess, we were both very needy, at the same time
At the same time, it shares no body panels with the bigger car. 
He's on the phone with someone, trying to juggle a bunch of things in his head at the same time
I can't play and sing alto at the same time

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