Part of speech: verb

To spend pleasantly, as time; commonly followed by away.

Part of speech: noun

A short time; also, a period of time.

Part of speech: conjunction

During the time that.

Part of speech: conjunction

At the same time that; sometimes; tho.

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Usage examples "while":

  1. And was so all the while your father spoke. - "The Comedies of Terence", Publius Terentius Afer.
  2. " Now- while you can- and I can let you. - "Dead Men Tell No Tales", E. W. Hornung.
  3. Would you like to lie down a little while? - "The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte", Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton.