The whilst
Whilst Whilst, adv. [From {Whiles}; cf. {Amongst}.] While. [Archaic] [1913 Webster]

Whilst the emperor lay at Antioch. --Gibbon. [1913 Webster]

{The whilst}, in the meantime; while. [Archaic.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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