|adv. [Hwile, Saxon. Whiles is now out of use.]|
- During the time that.
Whiles I was protector,
Pity was all the fault that was in me. Shakes. Henry VI.
What we have, we prize not to the worth,
Whiles we enjoy it; but being lackt and lost,
Why, then we rack the value. Shakespeare.
Repeated, while the sedentary earth
Attains her end. Milton.
- As long as.
Use your memory, and you will sensibly experience a gradual improvement, while you take care not to over-load it. Watt's Logick.
- At the same time that.
Whiles by the experiment of this ministration they glorify God, for your professed subjection unto the Gospel. 2 Cor. ix.
Can he imagine that God sends forth an irresistible strength against some sins, whilst in others he permits men a power of repelling his grace? Decay of Piety.