[ US /ˈhwaɪɫ, ˈwaɪɫ/ ]
[ UK /wˈa‍ɪl/ ]
  1. a period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition
    a spell of good weather
    I need to rest for a piece
    a patch of bad weather
    he was here for a little while
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How To Use while In A Sentence

  • While on the way thither she fell in with a polacre-rigged ship flying the The Naval History of the United States Volume 1 (of 2)
  • Moreover, she is being asked to do this while remaining scrupulously impartial and keeping the viewer entertained with talk of trade deals, tariffs and employment figures. Times, Sunday Times
  • China says it respects the legitimate status of President Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) while calling on Palestinian forces to end conflicts.
  • A couple of weeks ago, while glassing four female Meneliks bushbuck two hundred yards away feeding in a tiny clearing during a pouring rain, a nice male stepped into view. Very Little Drops Dead
  • Halpern kept his arms crossed and eyes forward, while Ren was grinning and tucking a few stray hairs up under a mesh caul.
  • The ether gradually absorbs oxygen from the atmosphere, being converted into acetic acid; this, by its superior affinities, reacts on the iodide present, converting it into acetate, with liberation of hydriodic acid; while this latter, under the influence of the atmospheric oxygen, is very rapidly converted into water and iodine. Notes and Queries, Number 227, March 4, 1854 A Medium of Inter-communication for Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries, Genealogists, etc.
  • While on the elimination diet, try to avoid hanging on to a few favourite foods and eating only those. The Allergy Handbook
  • Hurrah!" came from the right, and the cheer was taken up from the left, while _crack, crack, crack_, rifles were being brought well into play. Charge! A Story of Briton and Boer
  • He would never have gone to the Union while his wife was alive: she said it was "plebby. The Key to Rebecca
  • The rest of them continued filling plates while Reggie and Lettie returned at brisk intervals to reload their trays. WEEKEND FOR MURDER
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