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 Meanings and Examples of WHILE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
while
 conj.  despite the fact that; although
 conj.  during the time that, or at the same time as
 n.  a length of time
Classic Sentence: (206 in 14 pages)
1  I must absent myself from all I loved while thus employed.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
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2  Thus has a week passed away, while I have listened to the strangest tale that ever imagination formed.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
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3  Even now I cannot recollect without passion my reveries while the work was incomplete.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
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4  A frightful selfishness hurried me on, while my heart was poisoned with remorse.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
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5  For while I destroyed his hopes, I did not satisfy my own desires.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
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6  "You were crazy about him for a while," said Catherine.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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7  I remained, while the storm lasted, watching its progress with curiosity and delight.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
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8  For a while I lost sight of Jordan Baker, and then in midsummer I found her again.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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9  Americans, while occasionally willing to be serfs, have always been obstinate about being peasantry.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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10  I sat on the front steps with them while they waited for their car.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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11  They went upstairs to get ready while we three men stood there shuffling the hot pebbles with our feet.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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12  We were all irritable now with the fading ale and, aware of it, we drove for a while in silence.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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13  He watched while the two men standing closest glanced at each other and went unwillingly into the room.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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14  In a little while I heard a low husky sob and saw that the tears were overflowing down his face.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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15  Once in a while she looked up at him and nodded in agreement.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Example Sentence: (166 in 12 pages)
16  Joe sat on the bed while Martin was unpacking.
17  He kept in touch with us while he was on vacation.
18  Sara, while remaining outwardly amiable toward all concerned, was inwardly furious.
19  Racing was halted for an hour while the track was repaired.
20  I first became interested in Islam while I was doing my nursing training.
21  She deputed the bookkeeping to me while he was away.
22  I also volunteered with the Boy Scout troop that I had been affiliated with while I was in my teens.
23  Try to stay alert while driving at night.
24  For a while the children behaved well but they soon reverted to type.
25  Push a wedge under the door to keep it open while we're carrying the boxes in.
26  I puttered around for a while, cleaning up the kitchen.
27  Good love makes you see the whole world from one person while bad love makes you abandon the whole world for one person.
28  One hypothesis is that the victim fell asleep while driving.
29  After a while her voice really started to grate on me.
30  Sail while the wind blows; wind and tide wait for no man.