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‘During’ as a preposition

Below are some examples of sentences from classic literature using the word ‘During’ as a preposition.


Willoughby’s behaviour during the whole of the evening declared at once his affection and happiness.

From ‘Sense and Sensibility’, by Jane Austen.


We set out cold, we arrived at church colder: during the morning service we became almost paralysed.

From ‘Jane Eyre’, by Charlotte Brontë.

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Would he have to go into court as a witness?

From ‘Orley Farm’, by Anthony Trollope.

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