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Someone called while you were out.
While in Australia, she met and married Bert.
She had sprained her ankle while playing tennis.
While in prison he shared a cell with Ron Spicer.
Could you look after the children while I cook lunch?
While most children learn to read easily, some need extra help.
The south of the country grows richer, while the north grows poorer.
While I agree with you, I do not believe that your way is best.
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American English version of definition of while
software designed to block visual distractions on a computer so that it is easier to concentrate on what you are doing
happy, excited, and full of energy
climate fiction: a genre of literature which uses climate change as its main topic
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Definition of while from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.