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Definition: The whiles
, n. [AS. hw[=i]l; akin to OS. hw[=i]l, hw[=i]la,
OFries. hw[=i]le, D. wigl, G. weile, OHG. w[=i]la, hw[=i]la,
hw[=i]l, Icel. hv[=i]la a bed, hv[=i]ld rest, Sw. hvila, Dan.
hvile, Goth. hweila a time, and probably to L. quietus quiet,
and perhaps to Gr. ? the proper time of season. [root]20. Cf.
1. Space of time, or continued duration, esp. when short; a
time; as, one while we thought him innocent. “All this
This mighty queen may no while endure. --Chaucer.
[Some guest that] hath outside his welcome while,
And tells the jest without the smile. --Coleridge.
I will go forth and breathe the air a while.
2. That which requires time; labor; pains. [Obs.]
Satan . . . cast him how he might quite her while.
, at times; at intervals.
And so on us at whiles it falls, to claim
Powers that we dread. --J. H.
, The whiles
, in or during the time that;
meantime; while. --Tennyson.
Within a while
, in a short time; soon.
, worth the time which it requires; worth the
time and pains; hence, worth the expense; as, it is not
always worth while for a man to prosecute for small debts.
, adv. [See While
, n., and -wards
1. Meanwhile; meantime. [R.]
The good knight whiles humming to himself the lay of
some majored troubadour. --Sir. W.
2. sometimes; at times. [Scot.] --Sir W. Scott.
. See under While