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During a particular period of time

during

preposition

at one point within a period of time or a process

within

adverb, preposition

during a particular period of time

throughout

adverb, preposition

during the whole of a period of time or an event

through

adjective, adverb, preposition

during the whole of a period of time until the end of it

by

adverb, preposition

during the period until a particular time or date

at

preposition

during a particular period

in

adjective, adverb, preposition

during a particular period, year, month, or season, or during a part of the day

over

adverb, preposition

during a period of time

in the midst of something

while something else is happening

for the duration

until a period of time ends

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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