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while

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 an indefinite but usually short period of time
  • we stayed at the fair for a while longer

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2 the active use of energy in producing a result
  • it's not worth my while to fix it, so we'll get a new one

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Synonyms & Antonyms of while (Entry 2 of 2)

1 at or during the time that
  • pay attention while I'm explaining how the new phone system works

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2 in spite of the fact that
  • while this term paper is very well done, it's still late

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The first known use of while was before the 12th century

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“While.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/while. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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