Chiefly Scot. at times.
Obsolete. in the meantime.
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How to use whiles in a sentence
Dicky Betts, alternate lead guitar to Duane, whiles away the flight swapping comic books with the bassist, Berry Oakley.Stacks: Hitting the Note with the Allman Brothers Band | Grover Lewis | March 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Sales of the Ram Truck line were up 29 percent year over year, whiles sales of the Dodge Durango SUV were up 117 percent.
whiles some returned to the hall where they had passed the night, others betook them to the gardens and orchards.The Merrie Tales Of Jacques Tournebroche | Anatole France
I have said it with my lips, but I doubt I was carrying a sore and angry heart whiles, when I was putting the folk in mind.David Fleming's Forgiveness | Margaret Murray Robertson
They waste mair in yae day, whiles, than wad keep your family or mine for a whole year.The Underworld | James C. Welsh
After a good whiles stay, I went to see if any play was acted, and I found none upon the post, it being Passion week.Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete | Samuel Pepys
It was so cold last night; I was up most of the time doing business, but in between whiles got a little sleep.Letters of Lt.-Col. George Brenton Laurie | George Brenton Laurie
British Dictionary definitions for whiles
at times; occasionally
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