dur·ing (drĭng, dyr-)
1. Throughout the course or duration of: suffered food shortages during the war.
2. At some time in: was born during a blizzard.
[Middle English, from present participle of duren, to last, from Old French durer, from Latin dūrāre; see deuə- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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