Phrases with "whilst"

Jack London Also, under the sun’s rays, in the rock hollows, I tried out much of the oil, which, with the addition of salt, was a welcome thing in which to dip my strips of seal-meat whilst dining. The Star Rover by Jack London [1915]

George Gissing It developed in the course of argument; he recognized that, whilst having all confidence in Cecily, he could not reconcile himself to her associating with a woman whose conduct was under discussion. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Sir Richard Burton Despite my years, my eyesight is so keen that only yesterday I sewed together a dead body whilst sitting in a room quite darkened. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

D.H. Lawrence So whilst I walk through Switzerland, though it is a valley of gloom and depression, a light seems to flash out under every footstep, with the joy of progression. Twilight in Italy by D.H. Lawrence [1916]

D. H. Lawrence Gerald stood near them in delight, whilst gangs of derisive miners strolled up and down the lanes, calling and jeering: ‘Now then, three ha’porth o’coppers, let’s see thee shoot thy gun. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

George Gissing Emmeline could play with baby in the garden, whilst her husband smoked his pipe and looked on in the old comfortable way. The Paying Guest by George Gissing [1895]

William Makepeace Thackeray Galley-slaves doomed to tug the oar and wear the chain, whilst my lords and dandies take their pleasure, and hear fine music and disport with fine ladies in the cabin! But stay. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

He fell repeatedly, whilst reading, with his head into the candles; a cotton night-cap which he wore was instantly in a blaze, and flaming about his head. The Last Days of Immanuel Kant by Thomas De Quincey [1827]

On the day after my sister’s death, whilst the sweet temple of her brain was yet unviolated by human scrutiny, I formed my own scheme for seeing her once more. Autobiographical Sketches by Thomas De Quincey [1853]

Even worse are the conditions of Fayzoghlú and Dár-For; whilst the mines of Midian begin literally at the shore. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Andrew Lang Then, whilst he is eating, tell him you dreamed that he was attacked by wild beasts, and ask him how he managed to escape from them. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

The discrepancies of age, in married people, is most unnatural and disgusting; whilst the merchants were at Morocco, a little girl of nine years of age was married to a man upwards of fifty. Travels in Morocco by James Richardson

Maria Edgeworth I wish I might be with mamma whilst she is ill; I would not make the least noise. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

John Lewis Burckhard The wells are full of leeches, some of which fixed themselves to the palates of several of our camels whilst drinking, and it was with difficulty that we could remove them. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

D. H. Lawrence The q-b goes to thank the black-cap for the white bread, whilst I settle the bill and ask for food for the journey. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He opened it in leisurely fashion whilst he sipped his coffee. Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1898]

George Gissing Such an arrangement was only possible whilst we were on terms of perfect understanding. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

William Makepeace Thackeray The solemn eagles sat alone, and scowled at us from their peaks; whilst little Tom Ratel tumbled over head and heels for us in his usual diverting manner. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

George Gissing Toil for me, whilst I am enjoying myself in ways that Dame Nature wouldn’t allow. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

George Gissing At this hour the family were probably at dinner; yes, the window of the dining-room showed lights within, whilst those of the drawing-room were in shadow. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Henry Fielding In this contention it is difficult to say which party succeeded; for, whilst the people of fashion seized several places to their own use, such as courts, assemblies, operas, balls, &c. The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and his friend Mr Abraham Adams by Henry Fielding

Her dark-brown moire dress hung on her as if she had been a broomstick, whilst her point-lace schu was twisted like a ribbon round her throat, and her ruffles hung limply from her wrists. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

George Borrow Who are you, sir? I am in treaty for this horse,’ said he to a man who had come up whilst he was talking, and was now looking into the horse’s mouth. The Romany Rye by George Borrow

Rafael Sabatini Later still he had stormed whilst paying, and warned his nephew that he would pay no more excesses of the allowance. The Plague of Ghosts by Rafael Sabatini

Shillington’s lie about him being drunk, that boiled-out kettle, that decanter knocked over in some struggle, and then those four table napkins, used to gag and bind him whilst they took him away. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

Thomas Hardy They were written whilst I thought your conduct to me cruel; but now I know more particulars of the position you were in I see how inconsiderate my reproaches were. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

Arthur Conan Doyle Fall on, Aylward!” “Not whilst I can stand between you,” cried Alleyne, springing before the bowman. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Maria Edgeworth But whilst we are making speeches to one another, poor Marriott is standing in distress, like Garrick, between tragedy and comedy. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

I ought not to have relied upon uncertainty; I ought to have extracted an answer from your heart, whilst I hardly even sought an acknowledgement from your lips. Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

But even then, whilst the perfect organs of communication were wanting, indirect substitutes were supplied by the necessities of the times, or by the instincts of political zeal. Shakspeare by Thomas De Quincey

Jules Verne He reached an old worm-eaten door, which fell before his blows, whilst the bats described oblique circles around his head. Master Zacharius by Jules Verne [1874]

George Gissing He sat down and kept a short silence, whilst the girl resumed her pencil. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

In one instance, an old tendril, which had nearly ceased revolving, moved in one direction, whilst a young tendril above moved in an opposite course. The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants by Charles Darwin

George Gissing The difference is, that we wish to use our power for the common good, whilst Nietzsche’s teaching results in a return to sheer barbarism, the weak trampled because of their weakness. Our Friend the Charlatan by George Gissing [1899]

Bram Stoker But that is gone, and we must so work, that other poor souls perish not, whilst we can save. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Olaf Stapledon It has no part in my future; whilst I, escaping from its death, am cut off from all nourishment from its finished life. Death into Life by Olaf Stapledon

Thomas Hardy Here she read her letters before the glass, whilst undergoing the operation of being brushed and dressed. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

Jules Verne All the poor wretches had died from misery, suffering, and hunger, whilst trying to prolong their existence by the dreadful resource of cannibalism. The English at the North Pole by Jules Verne

Mark Twain And when it was all done me and the hare-lip had supper in the kitchen off of the leavings, whilst the others was helping the niggers clean up the things. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

A piece of iron receives its own virtue fully, even if it be only of the weight of one scruple, whilst the mass of the loadstone is a thousand pounds. On the Magnet by William Gilber

Baldwin Spencer It was made by men of the northern groups belonging to the Bulthara and Panunga moiety, and, whilst it was being made, no southern men were present. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

D. H. Lawrence So he desisted suddenly, rather scared, whilst the three bunched and official heads in the doorway laughed and jested at him, showing their teeth and teasing him. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

Ford Madox Ford When she went to Paris — which she did every late summer whilst her man went to Harrogate — the language her nephews spoke was a different affair — without grace, courtesy, intelligibility. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

Victor Hugo As for the crew, they were probably having their supper in the men’s cabin, whilst awaiting the hour fixed for sailing, which was now rapidly approaching. The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo [1869]

George Gissing Of course she has done her best to ruin both of us, and perhaps is still trying to persuade Bessas that you keep Veranilda in hiding, whilst I act as your accomplice. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

George Gissing For about a minute they stood in silence, whilst these thoughts fermented within his brain. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

E. Phillips Oppenheim I swore that, whilst I lived, I would never give away to the police or any one else the various lurking places of the gang, the names of any of them, or the headquarters of their leader. The Lion and the Lamb by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1930]

The two following days (5th and 6th) we halted to rest the cattle, whilst I went shooting and collecting. Journal of Adventures in Somali Land by John Hanning Speke [1864]

The clear, sparkling, dancing rapids on one side contrast with the still, dark forest on the other, whilst the whole is relieved by the bright green grassy hills in the background. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

Thomas Hardy Now, whilst this little act had been in course of performance, there stood among the promenading spectators a man of somewhat different description from the rest. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

She was then left alone to sit in state as queen of the feast, whilst the company regaled themselves with every imaginable luxury of eating and drinking. Travels in Morocco by James Richardson

George Meredith Her clearing intellect prompted it, whilst her nature protested, and reviled her to uplift him. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

George Gissing You know that I could not be in better hands whilst Mary is with me. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

George Gissing The oak-stump had a white cloak on its back; the road was a smooth white surface, not a little treacherous whilst still unhardened. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

John Locke This being as impossible for us to know as it is for a blind man to tell in what flower the colour of a pansy is or is not to be found, whilst he has no idea of the colour of a pansy at an. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

The tendrils, therefore, of one species of Ampelopsis require the stimulus of contact for the first development of their discs, whilst those of another species do not need any such stimulus. The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants by Charles Darwin

Maria Edgeworth Oliver watered the geraniums, and picked off the dead leaves, whilst Howard was writing at the little table which had been prepared for him. The Good Aunt by Maria Edgeworth

D.H. Lawrence The pillow, the bedclothes, his hair, all seemed to be steaming with hot vapour, whilst his body was bathed in sweat. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

Maria Edgeworth Yet of her love he dared not trust himself to think, whilst his affairs were in this doubtful state. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

George Gissing It was arranged that, whilst she went into the town to discover Quarrier, Northway should remain on guard, either in or about the cottage. Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing [1891]

Sir Richard Burton Then Abu Sir locked up his shop and gave the key to its owner, whilst Abu Kir left his door locked and sealed and let the key lie with the kazi’s sergeant. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

D. H. Lawrence She pressed her hands over her womb in anguish, whilst the tears ran down her face. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

And they were Greeks who with Agamemnon besieged Troy, to whom, whilst they were eating and drinking, Old Nestor first began a grave debate; (“Iliad,” vii. Symposiacs by Plutarch

George Gissing At the railway station Rose seated herself on a shaded part of the platform, whilst her father, who was exceedingly short of sight, peered over publications on the bookstall. The Scrupulous Father by George Gissing

George Gissing If she chanced to enter the sitting-room whilst Maud was there, she would, if possible, retreat unobserved; or else she would feign to have come in quest of something, and at once go away with it. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

H.P. Lovecraft Norrys, his plump face utterly white and flabby, simply cried out inarticulately; whilst I think that what I did was to gasp or hiss, and cover my eyes. The Rats in the Walls by H.P. Lovecraft [1923]

T. E. Lawrence We checked the men at the bottom of their narrow sand-fold, whilst we studied the railway. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

D. H. Lawrence Louis and Geoffrey half understood, so Louis nodded with a look of deep comprehension, whilst Geoffrey uttered short, snappy “Ja! — Ja! — Doch! — Eben!” rather irrelevant. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Devout female worshippers, unwilling to disturb themselves, glared at her with furious looks, whilst all agape they kept on singing. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

William Makepeace Thackeray The habit of screwing meanly, when rich, and chuckling over the saving of half a crown, whilst you are poisoning your friends and family with bad wine. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

Jules Verne Most of the passengers had retired to their cabins, but all the crew remained on deck, whilst Curtis never quitted his post upon the poop. The Survivors of the Chancellor by Jules Verne [1875]

D.H. Lawrence But Helena was on the island, which rode like an anchored ship under the fleets of cloud that had launched whilst Siegmund was on water. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

He took his bag from under the seat and laid it on the ground before him whilst they had a final drink. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

E. T. A. Hoffmann Coppola went on heaping up his spectacles, whilst wilder and ever wilder burning flashes crossed through and through each other and darted their blood-red rays into Nathanael’s breast. The Sand-Man by E. T. A. Hoffmann

You will be ugly and old and dead in fifty years, whilst my majesty will endure for ever; and here you are taking me to task as if you were my aunt. The Adventures of the Black Girl in her Search for God by George Bernard Shaw

Andrew Lang Then the king rose from his throne, and in solemn silence all present rose too, whilst he said: ‘Open the boxes, and may Allah show us the truth. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

William Makepeace Thackeray Here we found no caravan, but only four negroes down with the ague, whom I treated, I am bound to say, unsuccessfully, whilst we waited for our friends. Roundabout Papers by William Makepeace Thackeray [1860-63]

Jules Verne Ben Zoof was left upon the island to superintend the stowage of the freight, whilst Servadac found abundant occupation in overlooking its disposal within the recesses of the mountain. Off on a Comet by Jules Verne [1877]

Bram Stoker Naturally enough his royal father took the greatest interest in this child and did, whilst the latter lived, all in his power to further his interests. Famous Imposters by Bram Stoker [1910]

The procession slowly traversed half the round of the plaza, whilst the bells clanged, the whistle squeaked, and the drummers thumped their loudest. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

H.P. Lovecraft At night, as of yore, Musides sought the banquet halls of Tegea whilst Kalos wandered alone in the olive grove. The Tree by H.P. Lovecraft [1920]

George Borrow As we drew nigh Mr. Petulengro took off his hat, and made a profound obeisance to Belle, whilst Mrs. Petulengro rose from the stool, and made a profound curtsey. The Romany Rye by George Borrow

And Mrs. James changed them twice over whilst we were there. Featherston’s Story by Ellen Wood [1889]

He allowed two kings, King Louis XIII. and himself, to be seated on the self-same throne, whilst he might have installed them more conveniently upon two separate and distinct thrones. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

William Makepeace Thackeray At last came a brisk neat little knock, and looking into the hall, I saw a gentleman taking off his clogs there, whilst Sir Giles Bacon’s big footman was looking on with rather a contemptuous air. Mrs. Perkins’s Ball by William Makepeace Thackeray [1847]

D. H. Lawrence His friend the other bounder, a quiet one in a pale suit, with stout limbs, older than the wriggler, stood by the piano whilst the young one exhibited. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

But the generous soul hears and remembers, and her affection for those pleasures riseth up to the most ardent passion, whilst she eagerly desires but is not able to free herself from the body. Symposiacs by Plutarch

Her eyes slightly closed, whilst she breathed very slowly, without the least feeling of suffocation, tasting the enjoyment of the gentle slumber which was overcoming her. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

D. H. Lawrence He got a friend to sit with the patient in the afternoon, whilst he himself went out and arranged to sleep in Aaron’s room, at his lodging. Aaron’s Rod by D. H. Lawrence

The whole leaf, whilst young and sensitive, stands almost vertically upwards, as we have seen to be the case with many tendrils. The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants by Charles Darwin

D. H. Lawrence His face was open and clear, with a certain innocent LAISSER-ALLER that troubled Gudrun most, made her almost afraid of him, whilst she disliked him deeply for it. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Jules Verne Mac-Nab and some of his men worked hard in the darkness outside, with no light but the flames of burning resin, whilst others were busy making the rigging in the magazines of the factory. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

Arthur Conan Doyle If I refused, I should have the shame of seeing my aged father setting off for the wars, whilst I lingered at home. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

The only difficulty was to bring herself to speak with prudence becoming her position, whilst she was sympathizing with them as ardently as if she was not older than both of them put together. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

In taking thought for the East, whilst in England, I had made one capital hit which you must not forget — I had brought with me a pair of common spurs. Eothen by Alexander William Kinglake [1844]

George Gissing Joseph, incompletely dressed, had a Sunday paper propped before him, and read whilst he ate. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

George Gissing It happened in the middle of the day, whilst I was at the hospital. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

E. T. A. Hoffmann Antonio, no longer master of the oar, clasped his darling Annunciata in his arms, whilst she, aroused by his fiery kisses, strained him to her bosom in the intensity of her rapturous affection. The Doge and Dogess by E. T. A. Hoffmann

George Gissing The spoon remained in the cup whilst he drank. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

She was born in a little principality, where her parents had taken refuge whilst awaiting the chastisements and repentance of an erring and rebellious people. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

E. Phillips Oppenheim The next morning Miss Packe and I talked things over and we decided that she had better accept her aunt’s invitation to go and stay with her whilst she was getting her trousseau ready. The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Himself and the two young men represented the body of the army, whilst Olivain, with his rifle upon his knee and his eyes upon the watch, protected the rear. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

E. T. A. Hoffmann Then the Councillor fell into a sort of dead faint, whilst the images vanished away. The Cremona Violin by E. T. A. Hoffmann

George Gissing I hope you threw away your books whilst you were at the sea-side. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

George Gissing To-night, whilst she was speaking, he gazed at her continuously. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

And the Gauls’ wives carry their pots of pulse to eat with their children whilst they are in the bath. Symposiacs by Plutarch

He invested it on all sides by land, whilst its other enemies blockaded it by sea; so that the city was reduced to famine. The Life of Petrarch by Thomas Campbell

Rafael Sabatini The voice at least being pleasant, off came his laced hat, and he made her a leg very gracefully, whilst those fine eyes of his stabbed the depths of the concealing hood. Casanova’s Alibi by Rafael Sabatini

D. H. Lawrence I love you — I love the thought of you — you were natural and decent all through, whilst I was so false. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Rafael Sabatini Go!” Ayoub departed in all haste to the increasing jeers of the multitude and the taunts of Tsamanni, whilst Sakr-el-Bahr turned him once more to the dalal. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

D.H. Lawrence Therefore Vera liked him, whilst Beatrice mothered him. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

One of the eunuchs ran to fetch melons, whilst others were employed in showering down almonds from the branches that overhung this amiable party. The History of the Caliph Vathek by William Beckford

D. H. Lawrence There was a long pause, whilst Hermione looked at him for a long time, from under her heavy, drugged eyelids. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Ford Madox Ford But the enterprise had had the full concurrence of Monsieur the Heir–Apparent. He had indeed been active whilst she had slumbered in a hooded-chair after four days and three nights on her feet. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

I cannot come back, I suppose, whilst this thing is hanging over my head. The Key of the Church by Ellen Wood [1875]

Sir Richard Burton So it wriggled round me on every side whilst I looked on like one dead by reason of my terror, and every now and then it would glide away, and come back. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

There were two girls who were flaying each other outside the ‘Grand–Balcony.’ I wanted to see, so I stood there whilst the snow was falling. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Bram Stoker No news from Jonathan, and Lucy seems to be growing weaker, whilst her mother’s hours are numbering to a close. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Maria Edgeworth I have had sufficient experience of her fortitude and active courage of mind in the most trying circumstances, whilst many who talked more stoutly shrunk from committing themselves by actions. Leonora by Maria Edgeworth [1806]

Nikolai Gogol He tried to seize it; but the chest began to sink into the earth, deeper, farther, and deeper still: whilst behind him he heard a laugh like a serpent’s hiss. St John’s Eve by Nikolai Gogol

John Locke For whilst they stick in words of undetermined and uncertain signification, they are unable to distinguish true from false, certain from probable, consistent from inconsistent, in their own opinions. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke [1690]

H.P. Lovecraft That grim honor is beyond doubt reserved for something which half the sculptures hesitated to record at all, whilst others approached it with obvious repugnance and trepidation. At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

Sometimes whilst Joe was sweeping he heard the music; then he stole nearer and nearer to the house, hiding behind rhododendron bushes, and listening with eyes and mouth and nostrils and ears. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

Andrew Lang He would therefore have fared badly had it not been for his rescuer, Kooshy Ram, who, whilst still a boy, had been left a great deal of money with no one to advise him how to spend it. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

T. H. Huxley The capacity of the Malay skulls, estimated by water, equalled 36, 33 ounces, whilst in the diminutive Hindoos it falls to as little as 27 ounces. Essays by T. H. Huxley

But, whilst professing this philosophical axiom, his long-confined secret escaped him at last. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Here I appended my guns and sword, whilst my revolver-pistol and dirk were placed within my belt by day, or under my pillow by night. Journal of Adventures in Somali Land by John Hanning Speke [1864]

Having made his lather, he walked up to the supposed customer, holding the basin in his left hand, whilst his right was extended to sprinkle the first preparation of water on the sconce. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

Bram Stoker I can tell you now, whilst the sun is coming up. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Rafael Sabatini But all that was before he suspected that life could still have anything to offer him, whilst he conceived that Rosamund was definitely lost to him. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

D. H. Lawrence Germany would beat France, occupy her lands, march down and invade Italy. Best then join the war whilst the enemy was only invading somebody else’s territory. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

Maria Edgeworth Pray remember that one of your horses must gallop, whilst the other trots, or you are nobody. Leonora by Maria Edgeworth [1806]

Do not cavil at her being thus praised — admire and love her whilst you may, she is worthy of it now, in her innocent girlhood; the time will come when such praise would be misplaced. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

E. Phillips Oppenheim There was a plaintive note in her voice, too, which thrilled whilst it hurt. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

An impulse actually crossed me to ring at Madame Sauvage’s, and ask Mariette to accompany me up the entry, and stand at my open door whilst I went in to light the candle. Featherston’s Story by Ellen Wood [1889]

George Gissing Her hair had not changed at all; now as then, she well understood how to make manifest its abundance, whilst subduing it to the fine shape of her head. Sleeping Fires by George Gissing [1896]

Andrew Lang Close by the bank stood a gallows, and on the gallows hung the body of some evildoer, whilst from the foot of it came the sound of sobbing that the king had heard. The Olive Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

E. Phillips Oppenheim In the lounge, whilst Rosina waited for Philip to fetch his coat and hat, a breathless page boy slipped a card into her hand. The Passionate Quest by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1924]

E. Phillips Oppenheim By-the-bye, George, what will happen if my divorce case comes on whilst I am in prison?” “Time enough to consider that later on,” Beckingham replied. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

George Gissing Mr. Gresham had come forward to meet her with a pleasant smile, and, whilst shaking her hand, had spoken a few agreeable words in a manner as far from embarrassment as could well be imagined. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Arthur Conan Doyle With pale parted lips and blanched cheeks she could only stare at him in helpless silence, whilst he drew a small bottle from his pocket and held it before her eyes. The Nightmare Room by Arthur Conan Doyle

My host, anxious that I should see all, insisted upon my going to have a peep at the ladies whilst they were supping. Travels in Morocco by James Richardson

D. H. Lawrence All the time there was a feeling of sadness and warmth, and a certain tenderness in the house, whilst William and Lily were at home. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence And whilst he worked, in the deepening twilight, it left him. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

George Gissing He’s been meeting her secretly for some time—in the library, of all places, whilst the man Grail was at work, poor fellow! And at last he carried her off. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

H.P. Lovecraft I never carried out of the sepulchre any of the things I came upon whilst within its walls. The Tomb (Jun 1917) by H.P. Lovecraft [1917]

They possess the golden socket in which stood the cross of our Lord whilst the Latins are obliged to content themselves with the apertures in which were inserted the crosses of the two thieves. Eothen by Alexander William Kinglake [1844]

D. H. Lawrence He swept their way very humbly, facing them and going backwards, sweeping and bowing, whilst they advanced with their noses in the air. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

Florence Dixie We tried to snatch a nap, but few of us succeeded in doing so, as hunger kept us awake, and so the hours dragged their slow length wearily along, whilst we sat and waited for the tide to serve. Across Patagonia by Florence Dixie [1880]

H.P. Lovecraft The phosphorescent thing tittered again, and the men produced bottles from their pockets and anointed its feet with red, whilst they afterward gave the bottles to the thing to drink from. The Horror at Red Hook by H.P. Lovecraft [1925]

You say that money is yours, whilst I—I believe it is rather the property of others. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

She would be sure to save her old man; whilst at the hospital the doctors let the patients die who were very bad, so as not to have the bother of trying to cure them. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

Andrew Lang That evening, whilst they sat drinking their wine, Hans said to the king: ‘I have heard the fame of your majesty’s wisdom, and I have travelled from far to ask your counsel. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

H.P. Lovecraft He must have been trapped by the sinking whilst within his black abyss, or else the world would by now be screaming with fright and frenzy. The Call of Cthulhu by H.P. Lovecraft [1926]

This was owing to the route following the three sides of a long parallelogram; whilst the fourth is based upon the Wady Dámah, causing considerable complication. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Thomas Hardy Could Knight have been told that it was a sense of fidelity struggling against new love, whilst no less assuring as to his ultimate victory, it might have entirely abstracted the wish to secure it. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

William Hope Hodgson And now, whilst I pondered this matter in all my spirit and being, how that I should some way come to Naani, there befell a very terrible thing. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

George Gissing The little servant, whilst in attendance, took her full share of the conversation, and joined shrilly in the laughter. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

George Gissing The new dress had come home finished this evening whilst Maud was away. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

The cardinal seated himself before his bureau and taking a sheet of paper wrote some lines upon it, whilst D’Artagnan stood imperturbable, without showing either impatience or curiosity. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

D. H. Lawrence He had to be humble to the county families, but still, he was of their kind, whilst the common people were something different. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

George Gissing Simply, he had ceased to care for her; and having no means of his own, whilst she was abundantly provided, he yielded to the temptation to hold aloof from a woman whose claim upon him grew burdensome. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Jules Verne It mattered not that they made him sea-sick — he made no account of this inconvenience; and, whilst his body was writhing under their effects, his spirit bounded with hopeful exultation. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne [1873]

They are more positively indolent, when not discharging the ceremonials of their station; whilst the insignificant fluttering of soldiers may be termed active idleness. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft [1792]

You shall wait by the car whilst I’m gone. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

George Gissing There was no reason why he shouldn’t, Mrs. Ormonde.’ She grew so agitated that Mrs. Ormonde, whilst asking herself what further light this threw on the matter, endeavoured to remove her trouble. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

H. P. Lovecraf In The Nemesis of Fire a hideous elemental is evoked by new-spilt blood, whilst Secret Worship tells of a German school where Satanism held sway, and where long afterward an evil aura remained. Supernatural Horror in Literature by H. P. Lovecraf

George Gissing So it would be, live as long as one might; so it would ever be, whilst one had strength to turn the pages and a mind left to read them. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

George Gissing For the most part the sufferer’s mind was occupied with revival of the distress he had undergone whilst making those last efforts to write something worthy of himself. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

But the doll retained its stability, strutted about on its tiny feet, and turned its head, whilst at every step repeating the same words after the fashion of a parrot. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Jules Verne The pictures on the starboard side, from being no longer vertical, were clinging to the paper, whilst those of the port side were hanging at least a foot from the wall. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

Oliver Goldsmith This rule seems to extend even to other animals: the little vermin race are ever treacherous, cruel, and cowardly, whilst those endowed with strength and power are generous, brave, and gentle. The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith

D. H. Lawrence He held her against his breast, whilst she sobbed, withheld from him, and all his body vibrated against her. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Rafael Sabatini Rosamund sat on as if frozen with horror, considering Sir Oliver with dilating eyes, whilst her hands clawed the table before her. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

George Gissing Mr. Baxendale makes it one of his pet studies, whilst I should like to make a bonfire of every volume containing such cruel nonsense. A Life's Morning by George Gissing [1885]

William Hope Hodgson At that, they unlashed me from the chair, bidding me get out, whilst they sent a message to discover what might be wrong. The Boats of the “Glen Carrig” by William Hope Hodgson

Let it be fixed upright to the front part of the pillar, whilst at the edge of the base is a small versorium to show direction. On the Magnet by William Gilber

H. Rider Haggard Beneath their mass, shadows — forerunners of the night — crept over the forests and the crested rollers, whilst further from him the ocean heaved in a rosy glow. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

H.P. Lovecraft I saw that the moat was filled in, and that some of the well-known towers were demolished, whilst new wings existed to confuse the beholder. The Outsider by H.P. Lovecraft [1921]

Andrew Lang Prince Ring did as she wished and went back to his ship to wait, whilst she walked on into the forest till she reached the two oak trees. The Brown Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Ten of these huts belong to royalty, which lives upon the lowest plane; and each wife has her own abode, whilst the “senzallas” of the slaves cluster outside. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

E. T. A. Hoffmann Brusson fell upon his knees before Mademoiselle, and raised his folded hands in entreaty, whilst copious tears ran down his cheeks. Mademoiselle De Scudéri by E. T. A. Hoffmann

The barrier was thrown up between us years ago, never to be overstepped by either of us: whilst at the same time it shut me out from my kind. A Tale of Sin by Ellen Wood [1870]

George Gissing She rose as Helen entered, and listened with close lips and a peculiar smile, half gracious, half supercilious, whilst the latter apologised for Mr. Gresham’s absence. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Ralph Waldo Emerson I am not solitary whilst I read and write, though nobody is with me. Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1836]

Jules Verne He would not tolerate the slightest infraction of discipline, and mercilessly ordered men into confinement for the slightest neglect, whilst he himself had never been reprimanded. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

Ford Madox Ford It had happened — the noise, whatever it was — whilst she had been coming through the underground passage from the playground to the schoolroom to answer this wicked telephone. A Man Could Stand Up by Ford Madox Ford [1926]

H. Rider Haggard A group of county magistrates returning from quarter sessions were talking excitedly together whilst waiting for their train. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

George Borrow Popery is ever at work, whilst Protestantism is supine. The Romany Rye by George Borrow

You went away from me whilst I was sleeping. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Maria Edgeworth Lord Delacour came into the room whilst these letters were still in her hand. Belinda. by Maria Edgeworth

George Gissing But to Thyrza how bare and comfortless it seemed! Here her sister had lived, whilst she herself had had so many comforts about her, so many luxuries. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

George Gissing Hot water was forthcoming, and, whilst the girl was lighting the fire in the grate, he tried to administer a little of the mixture. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Caroline Lamb My admiration of you shall excuse your error: My faithful attachment whilst existence is given to either of us shall atone for all. Glenarvon by Caroline Lamb [1816]

Thomas Hardy I think I may possibly have got into trouble whilst you were with me today. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

A woman, apparently sick, was extended on the ground, whilst a man, leaning over, supported her head, in an attitude of the greatest solicitude. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

William Hope Hodgson And whilst I did so, he ran forrard a few yards, and peered down over the starboard quarter rail. The Derelict by William Hope Hodgson

D. H. Lawrence He talked aloud to himself, sententious in his anxiety, as if he were perfectly sober, whilst the mare bowled along and the rain beat on him. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Cases of this kind occur in the Order which include man, namely in certain genera of monkeys; whilst in other genera, as in Cercopithecus, most of the species can be determined with certainty. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Jules Verne The sky became blacker and blacker, cold rain mingled with snow fell in torrents, whilst the squall redoubled its fury, lashing the crests of the waves into foam. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]