whiles

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Whiles \Whiles\, conj. During the time that; while. [Archaic] --Chaucer. Fuller.

Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him. --Matt. v. 25.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Whiles \Whiles\, adverb [See {While}, noun, and {-wards}.]

1. Meanwhile; meantime. [R.]

The good knight whiles humming to himself the lay of some majored troubadour. --Sir. W. Scott.

2. sometimes; at times. [Scot.] --Sir W. Scott.

{The whiles}. See under {While}, noun


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