from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. A while before; a short time ago.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. A little while ago; recently; just now; erewhile.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A little while ago; hitherto; some time ago; erewhile.
The friend, whilere I took to heart, alas! no more to me
The comrade, whom I loved whilere, no more a comrade is, And even the very sun and moon 'no longer bright are they.
The grief for a dear one, loved and lost, Who filled me the cup of joy whilere.
O house, whose birds warbled for joyance whilere And whose sills were resplendent with glory and pride,
I send thee back herewith the ring I took whilere of thee, Whenas we companied; so send me that thou hadst of me.
We vowed to each other, whilere, that we would keep secret our loves; But the breedbate possessed you to speak, and you spoke and revealed what none knew.
That which was strait is oftentimes made wide And straitened that, which easy was whilere.
The friend, whilere I took to heart, alas! no more to me * Is friend; and even Luna's self displayeth lunacy:
* How joyous and how solaceful was life in them whilere!
The green recruits that trudge and sweat where it had swinked whilere, 50
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.