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‘While’ as a conjunction

Below are some examples of sentences from classic literature using the word ‘While’ as a conjunction.

1

While they were at breakfast the letters were brought in.

From ‘Sense and Sensibility’, by Jane Austen.

2

“I can have no pleasure while I see you in this state.”

From ‘Sense and Sensibility’, by Jane Austen.

3

The village head-man told Mowgli that he would have to go out with the buffaloes next day, and herd them while they grazed.

From ‘The Jungle Book’, by Rudyard Kipling.

4

She hated having visitors in the house while her health was so indifferent, and lovers were of all people the most disagreeable.

From ‘Pride and Prejudice’, by Jane Austen.

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Riches and rank have no necessary connection with genuine gentlemanly qualities.

From ‘Self-Help’, by Samuel Smiles.

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