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ADVERBS To-fore; too; what, when; whilst; why; yet

Whilst. "The while" is often used in accordance with the derivation of the word for "(in) the (mean) time." The inflected forms whiles and whilest are generally used as conjunctions. But we have

“If you'll go fetch him
We'll say our song the whilst.

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