While as
While While, conj. 1. During the time that; as long as; whilst; at the same time that; as, while I write, you sleep. ``While I have time and space.'' --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Use your memory; you will sensibly experience a gradual improvement, while you take care not to overload it. --I. Watts. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence, under which circumstances; in which case; though; whereas. [1913 Webster]

{While as}, {While that}, during or at the time that. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]


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