all the while

idiom

: during the entire time
He claimed that he was happy, but he was thinking all the while of quitting his job.

Examples of all the while in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For now, Goody remains at her post in the mill each day, happily quizzing clients on the phone, training weavers, inspecting fabric, creating samples and rushing orders for costume designers, all the while bringing us closer to a past that, thanks to her, feels newly tangible. Rachel Dickinson, Smithsonian Magazine, 26 Mar. 2024 During various songs, she was lifted high above the floor in a carriage and moved from one end of the arena to the other, all the while singing and dancing 30 feet above the crowd. Stefan Stevenson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 25 Mar. 2024 Yet all the while, the faithfulness of God nudges the actions of these fallible people along the path toward law, justice and mercy. Francis Spufford, New York Times, 6 Mar. 2024 Everybody is struggling in some way, and all the while, the wildfire looms. Kayla Maiuri, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Feb. 2024 The prosecution also linked Creech to at least six other murders, including the stabbing death of a 70-year-old man in Arizona in 1973, all the while still bragging for years about others, Longhurst said. Kevin Fixler, Idaho Statesman, 15 Feb. 2024 Since then, officials have continuously reviewed that policy, all the while consulting with the Foleys and other families of former hostages and other Americans wrongfully detained abroad, according to the official. Jonathan Edwards, Washington Post, 5 Mar. 2024 Nature, the human form, the mysteries of rites and myth — all of it has featured prominently in the work of Jonas, who has, in the past 50 or so years, evolved, gone (briefly) underappreciated and resurged, all the while innovating, even as her recursive body of work kept referring back to itself. Susan Dominus Emiliano Granado, New York Times, 1 Mar. 2024 The two race against the clock to stop a Jack the Ripper-esque killer all the while circling their love for each other. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, 29 Feb. 2024

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“All the while.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/all%20the%20while. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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