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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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Guitarist Iain Mahanty and his four bandmates were whiling away the time on an air hockey table at the station when he became a little over-enthusiastic - and threw his shoulder out
They're all perfect for whiling away the hours on a beach or just soaking up the sun in your own garden.
Thus, Zooey spent much of her nomadic childhood whiling away time on film sets, never the most exciting places.
A VISIT to the National Assembly's visitor centre in the Pierhead Building is a great way of whiling away 20 minutes or so.
Imran Khan advised the President to devote his whole time attention to solving the Sind and Balochistan's imbroglio instead of whiling away his time in Dubai for celebrating his birthday.
Rather than whiling away hours playing checkers or reading the latest best-seller, the prospective jurors can spread out at any of eight desks, plug their laptops into specially equipped pay phones, make photocopies and even send faxes.
Mike Sweet got tangled up in gorse halfway up the cliff-face after he was blown off-course whiling gliding at Compton Bay near Freshwater, Isle of Wight.
Imran Khan advised the President to devote his whole time attention to solving the Sind and Balochistans imbroglio instead of whiling away his time in Dubai for celebrating his birthday.