Part of speech: conjunction

While; old form.

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Usage examples "whilst":

  1. And will not even make an advance, whilst they know that to reach the Duke one must run many a peril and risk much money. - "Tom Tufton's Travels", Evelyn Everett-Green.
  2. I daresay you and Jacquotte will manage to get on together whilst I am away. - "The Country Doctor", Honore de Balzac.
  3. He kissed me whilst dancing! - "The Ice-Maiden: and Other Tales.", Hans Christian Andersen.