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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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I could quite easily have whiled away an afternoon running my fingers through that barnet and I was even prepared to overlook the bad teeth for his clumsy charm.
Then, as ever, we whiled the night away listening to Jaime Shandinista's Nicaraguan Folk Quartet.
Thomson was once supposed to be studying for a major mathematics examination at the University of Cambridge in England but instead whiled away the hours spinning smooth stones gathered from a beach.
She whiled away the evening chatting to stars including George Best's son Calum.