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Conjunction, Adverb


whilesadv. [See While, n., and -wards.].
  •  Meanwhile; meantime.  [1913 Webster]
    "The good knight whiles humming to himself the lay of some majored troubadour."  [1913 Webster]
  •  sometimes; at times.  Sir W. Scott.  [1913 Webster]
The whiles. See under While, n.
     During the time that; while.  Chaucer. Fuller.  [1913 Webster]
    "Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him."  [1913 Webster]


whiles, conj. archaic = WHILE.

orig. in the adverbs somewhiles, otherwhiles

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