Whilere Whil`ere", adv. [While + ere] A little while ago; recently; just now; erewhile. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Helpeth me now as I did you whilere. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

He who, with all heaven's heraldry, whilere Entered the world. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

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  • whilere — adverb /wʌɪˈlɛː/ A while before; a short time ago. We met that villen (God from him me blesse) / That cursed wight, from whom I scapt whyleare, / A man of hell, that cals himselfe Despaire [...] …   Wiktionary

  • whilere — (ˈ) ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adverb Etymology: Middle English whileer, from Old English hwīle ǣr, from hwīle formerly, once (from hwīle, accusative of hwīl time, while) + ǣr early, earlier more at ere archiac : a while ago : some time before …   Useful english dictionary

  • sing — vb Sing, troll, carol, descant, warble, trill, hymn, chant, intone all mean to produce musical tones by or as if by means of the voice. Sing is the general term used of human beings and of animals and things that produce musical or sustained… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • while-ere — or whilere /wī lārˈ or hwī lārˈ/ adverb (archaic) A little while ago, formerly • • • Main Entry: ↑while …   Useful english dictionary

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