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Difference between For the meantime and In the meantime

for the meantimeas far as the period of time from now on is concerned:

  • Nevertheless this action does patch up, for the meantime, the quarrel that was developing between them.

in the meantimeduring the period of time between two events; in the intervening time:

  • His case won’t come to court for months, and in the meantime half the people think him guilty.