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synonyms for whilst

  • although
  • at the same time
  • during
  • during the time
  • in the time
  • throughout the time
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How to use whilst in a sentence

It was generally lauded by Spaniards, whilst it filled all classes of natives with indignation.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
I had it put in order whilst you were in London; it was a shame to let a sacred place remain in such a state.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
Heavy firing continued all that afternoon, inflicting great loss on the rebels, whilst the Spaniards lost one soldier.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
He tells me several men have already been shot whilst bathing but there is no use trying to stop it: they take the off chance.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
But I was still more startled by the action of the barman who lifted up the glass and held it whilst the man drank.
UNCANNY TALESVARIOUS
Whilst conducting in York his linendraper business, a relation died and left him money.
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
Took in her cute little face whilst she looked straight back at me.
ALEC LLOYD, COWPUNCHERELEANOR GATES
How the poor creature smiled upon her guests as they arrived, whilst her wounded heart bled on!
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
How gracefully she led off the merry dance whilst clogs were on her spirits, weighing upon every movement.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
But mindful of her fears, he dispatched one of the troopers to stand sentry outside her door whilst he and his lackey supped.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO WHILST

  • although
  • at the same time
  • during
  • during the time
  • in the time
  • throughout the time
  • whilst
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.