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Whilst vs As - What's the difference?

whilst | as |

As conjunctions the difference between whilst and as

is that whilst is while, at the same time while as is in the same way that; according to what.

As an adverb as is

to such an extent or degree.

As a preposition as is

Introducing a basis of comparison, with an object in the objective case.

As a noun as is

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As an abbreviation AS is




Alternative forms

* whilest (obsolete) * whylst (obsolete) * whylest (obsolete)


(English Conjunctions)
  • (British, rare or literary in North America) While, at the same time.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=17 citation , passage=The face which emerged was not reassuring. It was blunt and grey, the nose springing thick and flat from high on the frontal bone of the forehead, whilst his eyes were narrow slits of dark in a tight bandage of tissue. […].}}

    Usage notes

    * Mostly restrained to use in . * Rare in North America and may be considered archaic, pedantic or pompous.


    * (while) * *



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