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Definitions for Whilst
ʰwaɪlst, waɪlstwhilst

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Wiktionary

  1. whilstconjunction

    While, at the same time.

  2. Etymology: From. Cognate with wylst. More at whiles.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. While, Whiles, Whilstadverb

    Whiles is now out of use.

    Etymology: hwile , Saxon.

    Whiles I was protector,
    Pity was all the fault that was in me. William Shakespeare, Henry VI.

    What we have, we prize not to the worth,
    Whiles we enjoy it; but being lackt and lost,
    Why, then we rack the value. William Shakespeare.

    Repeated, while the sedentary earth
    Attains her end. John Milton.

    Use your memory, and you will sensibly experience a gradual improvement, while you take care not to over-load it. Isaac Watts, Logick.

    Whiles by the experiment of this ministration they glorify God, for your professed subjection unto the Gospel. 2 Cor. ix.

    Can he imagine that God sends forth an irresistible strength against some sins, whilst in others he permits men a power of repelling his grace? Decay of Piety.

Wikipedia

  1. whilst

    While is a word in the English language that functions both as a noun and as a subordinating conjunction. Its meaning varies largely based on its intended function, position in the phrase and even the writer or speaker's regional dialect. As a conjunction, it is synonymous with the word whilst, a form often considered archaic in American English, as well as in some style guides on both sides of the Atlantic.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Whilstadverb

    while

  2. Etymology: [From Whiles; cf. Amongst.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Whilst' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1808

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Whilst' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1931

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Whilst in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Whilst in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Whilst in a Sentence

  1. Nurul Izzah:

    They are forced to face the likes of the prime minister and the deputy prime minister dispensing cash like there's no tomorrow whilst their only 'semenanjung' (peninsula) counter force is held up by the immigration.

  2. Peter Long:

    Whilst we haven't made a final decision at this point the likley outcome is that we will enter a sale process.

  3. Dave Sharma:

    In a way, Australia and New Zealand would become gatekeepers for access into Pacific IslandsBoth whilst the pandemic is continuing around the world. So that would of course give Australia and New Zealand further geopolitical advantages.

  4. Prime Minister:

    You can’t unlock whilst rates of infection are so very high, we really can’t begin to consider unlocking until we’re confident that the vaccination programme is working.

  5. Bob Ward:

    I hope we can get to net zero earlier and I hope Extinction Rebellion will continue to push for The UK, but we've got to do this whilst improving the quality of people's lives, we have more than 20 million homes in The UK that have gas central heating... if Bob Ward were to stop The UK now, rip up their gas central heating without knowing what Bob Ward are going to replace The UK with, Bob Ward will kill people. Because there will be people who will freeze to death.

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