at the same time
- adverb1. at the same instant (Freq. 23)-
they spoke simultaneously• Syn: ↑simultaneously2. overlapping in duration (Freq. 8)-
concurrently with the conference an exhibition of things associated with Rutherford was held-
going to school and holding a job at the same time• Syn: ↑concurrently
* * *I1) simultaneouslyII
it's a very creative place, but at the same time it's very relaxing2) nevertheless (used to introduce a fact that should be taken into account)
I can't really explain it, but at the same time I'm not convinced
* * *• • •Main Entry: ↑same————————at the same time1 : during the same moment
She was driving, eating, and talking on the phone all at the same time.
She tries to appear to be both glamorous and modest at the same time.
As a parent, he is at one and the same time strict and loving. [=he is both strict and loving]2— used to introduce a statement that adds to and differs from a preceding statement
The new regulations will help the environment. At the same time [=on the other hand], they may be a burden to businesses.
She wants more respect, but at the same time she does nothing to earn it. = She wants more respect, while at the same time doing nothing to earn it.• • •Main Entry: ↑time
* * *at the same ˈtime idiom
She was laughing and crying at the same time.2. used to introduce a contrasting fact, etc. that must be considered
You have to be firm, but at the same time you should try and be sympathetic.Main entry: ↑timeidiom
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