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Definition of "while away" []

  • To spend (time) idly but pleasantly (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "while away" in a sentence
  • "If I remember correctly, he believes members of the aristocracy are no more than idle, game-preserving dilettantes and social parasites who while away their days shooting pheasant and lolling about during the fashionable London Season, oblivious to the realities of the world outside their illustrious social strata."
  • "Pubwiches: In England and Ireland, pub crawlers while away hours playing darts and ranting poetically, fueled by a simple but steady diet of bite-size sandwiches on buttered white bread piled up in baskets, eaten by the dozen."
  • "I settle myself at a table in the open-air cafeteria with a glass of dreggy Indonesian coffee, prepared to while away another hour on the scientific literature."
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