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while

conjunction although, at the same time that, concurrently with, contemporaneously, currently, during, during the time that, even though, in the time that, simullaneously with, though, throughout the time that
See also: ad interim, duration, period
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But it seemed these beer busts were a diversion of these high-spirited young fellows whereby they whiled away the tedium of existence by making fools of their betters.
But I whiled away my time in performing the duties given me to the best of my ability and attempting to learn the language of my captors.
And so they whiled away the time until morning chapel.
This answered better; it whiled away the time, and kept him from wondering where he was going, and how it was that he found himself in such an odd situation.
We whiled away an hour inventing similarly daft publications such as Badminton Slut, Chess Gangsta and several ruder ones, too.
the impressive Palm House ever so stately Bathed majestically in the midday sun Gorgeous smells emerge from the array of Exotic plants and flowers, whisking me way back To our childhood visits, we kids from 'Fonnie'oy' Travelled on the 44D tram, armed with parcels of Jam butties, bottles of 'sherbet lemo' set up for The day sunning ourselves, taking rides on The wooden roundabouts and swings Not a care in the world Pooling our coppers we whiled away an hour or two Sailing on the boating lake, much to the annoyance Of the 'narky' cocky- watchmen, who yelled incessantly Through his mega speaker 'Come in number five Your time is up
But with the weather postponing his showdown, 2009 champ Murray whiled away the hours by slumping to a 2-1 table tennis defeat to rival Tsonga.