American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- conj. Archaic While.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- While; during the time that; as long as; at the same time that.
- At times.
GNU Webster's 1913
- Middle English : while, while; see while + -es, genitive sing. suff.; see -s3. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Well, I hope 'whiles' don't come very often, then," laughing.”
“And having drawled out the word "whiles" to the uttermost possible length, he suddenly began to snap his fingers and dance an Irish jig upon the wooden planks of the stelling.”
“He was captious with his sisters "whiles," she acknowledged in secret; he was arbitrary with his little brothers when they neglected tasks of his giving; and tried his mother and his grandmother, now and then, as young lads always have, and always will try their mothers and grandmothers, until old heads can be put on young shoulders.”
“Psalm in the old Scottish version, which she "whiles" liked to do.”
“There the wind whistled too, "whiles," with the fall approbation of snow birds and chickadees, -- the three going out of fashion together.”
“Horton Hatches the Egg" always brings tears to my eyes at the unrepentant selfishness of Mayzie, the avian who abandons her egg to poor Horton whiles she parties in Palm Beach.”
“S.J. Higbee whiles away her time writing science fiction and fantasy — her sci-fi adventure novel “Running Out of Space” is due out this year with Cyberwizard Publications.”
“Come morning he sneaks out, whiles his mum's snoring off last night's gin, with a pot for an helmet, a stick for sword, and his trusty old slingshot.”
“And this is one of those worth-whiles of impossibles.”
“Between whiles, and all the while, he gauged the gusts, and ever his eyes lifted to the main-topgallant-yard.”
Looking for tweets for whiles.