- 1The intervening time: in the interim I’ll just keep my fingers crossedMore example sentences
- Whoever they get I suggest that they should get someone as soon as possible in order to ensure that players don't leave in the interim.
- I'd heard in the interim that Pam had left him and that he was on his uppers.
- In the interim, she's entitled to disability leave of only about $250 a week - even if she's a principal.
- 2 (usually interims) chiefly British An interim dividend, profit, etc..More example sentences
- Ferry and seafreight operator P&O is forecast to climb back into the black when it reports interims on Thursday, with pre-tax profits of £20m from losses of £25.7m previously.
- The Royal Bank-backed Tesco Financial Services will also announce its first official profit when it declares its interims this week.
- The bank announced a profits downgrade last month and analysts are expecting interims this week to confirm that it has lost market share.
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- 1In or for the intervening period; provisional: an interim arrangementMore example sentences
- This allows for the formation of whatever transitional government or whatever interim arrangement needs to be put in place.
- Coun Judge wished Mr Paine well and said the interim arrangements will improve the authority.
- Now we must urgently appeal to parents to keep their children away from the site in the interim period.
- 2Relating to less than a full year’s business activity: an interim dividendMore example sentences
- It said it would not pay an interim dividend and halved the net profit forecast for the half-year to September.
- There was good news for shareholders, with the bank proposing an interim dividend of 5.5p, up 12.2% on a year earlier.
- It paid 4p per share as an interim dividend but profits have come under considerable pressure since then.
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mid 16th century (denoting a provisional arrangement, originally for the adjustment of religious differences between the German Protestants and the Roman Catholic Church): from Latin, 'meanwhile'.