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whiles

[ wahylz, hwahylz ]
/ waɪlz, ʰwaɪlz /
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adverb
Chiefly Scot. at times.
Obsolete. in the meantime.
conjunction
Archaic. while.
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Origin of whiles

Middle English word dating back to 1175–1225; see origin at while, -s1
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British Dictionary definitions for whiles

whiles
/ (waɪlz, Scottish hwəɪlz) archaic, or dialect /

adverb
at times; occasionally
conjunction
while; whilst
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