while away

  1. spend or pass, as with boredom or in a pleasant manner; of time
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How To Use while away In A Sentence

  • An habitual counter line-up of Broadway mental brevities in the form of young men with bamboo sticks and eyes with perpetual ogles in them, would while away the syncopated hours with her, occasionally Star-Dust
  • While away the hours browsing for books, CDs, games, retro clothing, bric-a-brac.
  • Finally, to while away the dull hours of the day, she invented narratives that explained the various elements in a porcelain design: “I have woven about it and halloed around it an Arabian Nights romance of astonishing plot and fancy.” The Romance of China: Excursions to China in U.S. Culture: 1776-1876
  • While away the afternoon in a hammock, or play table tennis or badminton. Times, Sunday Times
  • You can while away many happy hours looking at gossip web sites and ogling pictures of your favourite swoonsome celebrities instead of getting on with your work.
  • Tell your child she can phone you at any time while away on a visit, if she's upset or worried in any way.
  • The premise is that wealthy footballers are thick and self-absorbed, and that their spouses have little option but to while away long hours plotting affairs and bitching about each other.
  • It is possible to control your boiler while away from home by installing a free app on your smartphone. Times, Sunday Times
  • By contrast, others manage to while away time playing mah-jong indoors.
  • While away the hours admiring the valley views from the pool. Times, Sunday Times
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