While, at the same time.
Etymology: From. Cognate with wylst. More at whiles.
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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.
Etymology: [From Whiles; cf. Amongst.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'whilst' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1808
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Rank popularity for the word 'whilst' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1931
The numerical value of whilst in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of whilst in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
I look forward to seeing an advancement of discussions between companies and governments on how we build new and sustainable market models that properly incentivize the discovery and development of new antibiotics, whilst ensuring affordable access to these crucial drugs for all.
Whilst oil prices have gone down, support for independence has remained constant, obviously if there was a referendum now, it would be one of lots of very awkward questions for the SNP... but there isn't a referendum now.
This is a result of organized criminals targeting the lucrative Australian ice market from offshore, whilst Australians continue to have such an appetite for this mind destroying drug, organized criminal gangs will continue to target the Australian market.
Whilst we welcome the fact that the sentence imposed today allows her to go home, we strongly contest the conviction and the fight for her innocence will go on regardless, we say and will maintain that this young girl was stripped both of her dignity and her basic human rights.
I do not know what I may appear to the world but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
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