Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Whilst"

The meaning of "Whilst" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does whilst mean?
A: Whilst is an older, more formal version of "while" but with the limitation that it can't be used as a noun.

He arrived while / whilst we were eating.

He has been here for a while (while being used as a noun meaning a short time). Here you can't replace "while" with "whilst".
Q: What does whilst men with wonder, statues prove! mean?
A: In this context it basically means that when she sings, men stand still as they look on in wonder. Whilst usually means while
Q: What does whilst mean?
A: 'Whilst' é a versão conjuntiva de 'While' e não é freqüentemente usado em inglés em geral. Ambas formas não são exatamente intercambiáveis mas use 'While'. Para mim isto é a forma preferida.
Q: What does whilst mean?
A: It means while you are doing something.
for example:
"I was cleaning the plates whilst cleaning the sink. "
"Can you get me a drink whilst you're over there?"
Q: What does All whilst the (event's) novelties will be floating in crystal balls above their heads. mean?
A: I think this sentence has been taken out of context because I don't really understand what it means. Do you have the previous sentences?

'All whilst' = I think 'all' is referring to something in a previous sentence.
'whilst' means at the same time.

So maybe there are some other things happening at the same time as this.

I don't think it's a metaphor, at least it's not one I have ever come across.

To me this means that there are novelties (objects associated with the event, perhaps?) floating above, maybe in clear balloons or glass balls? And this is happening at the same time as some other things at the event which are mentioned in a previous sentence.

Honestly, this sentence doesn't make much sense to me out of context but that would be my best guess. Hope that helps!

Example sentences using "Whilst"

Q: Please show me example sentences with whilst.
A: "Whilst" is not used in US English. It is sometimes used in UK English as a replacement for the word "while," but only as a conjunction, not as a noun. (So "wait here whilst I get ready" but not "stay a whilst.")
Q: Please show me example sentences with "whilst" and "while". What is different between this two words?.
A: I eat while I wait.
I while away my time doing nothing.

Whilst I was waiting for the bus, I got bit by a dog.
Whilst out shopping, I saw a burglary.

While I was planning the party, I got a huge surprise.

Disclaimer: to be fair, most English speakers don’t actually know the difference between these two words. I wouldn’t worry about it too much if I were you. Only English professors will spot your errors in use (and mine) x
Q: Please show me example sentences with while and whilst.
A: Nowadays "whilst" sounds archaic or poetic to native speakers of English. So I will just use "while".

I became bored while doing my homework.
While watching the football match at home, we ran out of beer.
I'll dry the dishes while you wash them.
While he was away on a business trip, someone broken into his house and took his TV.
Q: Please show me example sentences with "whilst".
A: it's not a commonly used word, most people just use "while" when they could use whilst.
Q: Please show me example sentences with "whilst".
A: Whilst (formal) While

I answered your question while/whilst I was having dinner.


While/Whilst (Although) I am tired, I will stay awhile.

Synonyms of "Whilst" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between while and whilst ?
A: Whilst is a British adverb so it is not used by Americans very often. For example, "I washed the laundry whilst he did the dishes," it means the same thing as "while". In the same sentence, both words would be correct.
Q: What is the difference between while and whilst ?
A: They meant the same thing.
Whilst is just more used in a poetic sense/to make "while" sound prettier 😅
Q: What is the difference between while and whilst ?
A: they mean the same, I believe whilst is used in British English. While is used in American English
Q: What is the difference between while and whilst and during ?
A: While = whilst (whilst is more fancy/formal, used less often).

1. While + verb-ing
e.g. while eating

While + verb phrase
e.g. while I have lunch

2. During + noun
e.g. during lunchtime

More examples:

During the movie, someone started talking.

I fell off a ladder while trying to paint my house.
Q: What is the difference between while and whilst ?
A: Both have the same meaning but, "whilst" is used more in British English. It's rarely used by Americans (including me).

"While" is the more common word that we use in the US.

Translations of "Whilst"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? whilst
A: Try saying "will" then add on "st" to the end. "willst"
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? while or whilst
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? whilst
A: 'Whilst' is British English.

'While' is American English.

Other questions about "Whilst"

Q: Please show me how to pronounce whilst
.
A:
There is no difference in meaning, but whilst is considered much more formal
Q: Please show me how to pronounce whilst.
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Q: Please show me how to pronounce whilst , thus. Can someone explain me how to use them, please? .
A: You mainly see these words in literature, so when someone uses these words in speech, it grabs people’s attention.

Also, these words sound like older English. For example, “whilst” is an old word for “while” and “thus” sounds like an older form of “therefore.”

- He ate whilst I ran. Thus, I was hungry, and he was not.
Q: All whilst the (event's) novelties will be floating in crystal balls above their heads. does this sound natural?
A: It sounds like "something new" or their projects but not "present"

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