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within

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Old English wiþinnan. More at with- +‎ in.

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within

  1. Indicates spatial enclosure or containment.
    within his hearing;  within her studio
    • 1908, Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows,
      The Rat [] lightly stepped into a little boat which the Mole had not observed. It was painted blue outside and white within, and was just the size for two animals; and the Mole's whole heart went out to it at once [] .
  2. Indicates figurative inclusion within the scope of.
    within five seconds of breaking the record;  within an inch of falling overboard
    • 2011, Tom Fordyce, Rugby World Cup 2011: England 12-19 France [1]
      England struck back with a fine try from Ben Foden and closed to within seven points with three minutes left when Mark Cueto capitalised on a break from replacement Matt Banahan.
  3. Before the specified duration ends.
    Leave here within three days.
    • 2012 June 9, Owen Phillips, BBC Sport:
      And Netherlands, backed by a typically noisy and colourful travelling support, started the second period in blistering fashion and could have had four goals within 10 minutes

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within (comparative more within, superlative most within)

  1. in or into the interior; inside