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Definitions for awhile
əˈʰwaɪl, əˈwaɪlawhile

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. awhile, for a whileadverb

    for a short time

    "sit down and stay awhile"; "they settled awhile in Virginia before moving West"; "the baby was quiet for a while"

Wiktionary

  1. awhileadverb

    For some time; for a short time.

    Sit with me awhile.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Awhileadverb

    Some time; some space of time.

    Etymology: This word, generally reputed an adverb, is only a while, that is, a time, an interval.

    Stay, stay, I say;
    And if you love me, as you say you do,
    Let me persuade you to forbear awhile. William Shakespeare, Henry VI.

    Into this wild abyss the wary fiend
    Stood on the brink of hell, and look’d awhile,
    Pond’ring his voyage. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. ii. l. 918.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Awhileadverb

    for a while; for some time; for a short time

  2. Etymology: [Adj. a + while time, interval.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Awhile

    a-hwīl′, adv. for some time: for a short time. [A.S. áne hwíle = a while; combined as early as 13th century.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of awhile in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of awhile in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of awhile in a Sentence

  1. Unknown:

    Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some people move our souls to dance. They awaken us to a new understanding with the passing whisper of their wisdom. Some people make the sky more beautiful to gaze upon. They stay in our lives for awhile.

  2. David Holmes:

    I really don't trust President Trump, president Trump has been awhile since there has been this kind of unrest in politics in this country. ... It is best not to discuss politics because there is always going to be some friction involved.

  3. Megan Lagesse:

    We’ve had a lot of folksfrom across multiple industriesincluding consumers, media and associations like The Beer Institute reach out to praise the initiative and say it’s long overdue, this has been a passion project for us that’s been in the works for awhile so we're thrilled to see it come to life alongside our partners at Pexels and Unsplash.Diversity and inclusion is really important to us so Megan Lagesse ’ll start to see more in that area soon as part of our Elevate program.

  4. John Kilduff:

    That IEA report is one of the best ones we’ve seen them publish in awhile in terms of being optimistic about the continued rebound in demand.

  5. Alexander Pope:

    Hither the heroes and nymphs resort,To taste awhile the pleasures of a courtIn various talk th'instuctive hours they past,Who gave the ball, or paid the visit lastOne speaks the glory of the British Queen,And one describes a charming Indian screenlA third interprets motions, looks and eyesAt every word a reputation dies.

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    one of four connected cavities in the brain; is continuous with the central canal of the spinal cord and contains cerebrospinal fluid
    • A. ventricle
    • B. meerschaum
    • C. nidus
    • D. substrate

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