awhile, for a while(adverb)
for a short time
"sit down and stay awhile"; "they settled awhile in Virginia before moving West"; "the baby was quiet for a while"
For some time; for a short time.
Sit with me awhile.
for a while; for some time; for a short time
Origin: [Adj. a + while time, interval.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
a-hwīl′, adv. for some time: for a short time. [A.S. áne hwíle = a while; combined as early as 13th century.]
The numerical value of awhile in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of awhile in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I don't think my mom would ever forgive me if I didn't come home immediately and stay for awhile.
Ferris Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it.
It really is a mystery, we know it has been out there awhile because the stock was buried in dirt. But we do not know for how exactly how long.
Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.
You are young, my son, and, as the years go by, time will change and even reverse many of your present opinions. Refrain therefore awhile from setting yourself up as a judge of the highest matters.
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