all\ the\ while

all\ the\ while
• all the time
• all the while
adv. phr.
1. (all the while)
During the whole period; through the whole time.

Mary went to college in her home town and lived at home all the while.

Most of us were surprised to hear that Mary and Tom had been engaged all year, but Sue said she knew it all the time.

2. Without stopping; continuously

Most traffic lights work all the time.

3. Very often; many times.

Ruth talks about her trip to Europe all the time, and her friends are tired of it.


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