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Definition of While

While

  1. Space of time, or continued duration, esp. when short; a time; as, one while we thought him innocent.
  2. That which requires time; labor; pains.
  3. To cause to pass away pleasantly or without irksomeness or disgust; to spend or pass; -- usually followed by away.
  4. To loiter.
  5. During the time that; as long as; whilst; at the same time that; as, while I write, you sleep.
  6. Hence, under which circumstances; in which case; though; whereas.
  7. Until; till.

While Quotations

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
Lao Tzu

Patience is not simply the ability to wait - it's how we behave while we're waiting.
Joyce Meyer

While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone else and everything else are also God's creation.
Maya Angelou

Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
Lao Tzu

It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.
C. S. Lewis
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While Translations

while in Afrikaans is tydens, vir, terwyl, gedurende
while in Danish is imitlertid
while in Dutch is terwijl, staande, gedurende
while in Finnish is aikana
while in French is tant que, durant, pendant
while in Latin is cum, dum, donec
while in Portuguese is durante, quando
while in Spanish is mientras, durante
while in Swedish is under det att, medan, stund

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