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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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Awhileadverb

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

    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. Lisa McNair:

    I just was overwhelmed, i just laid in bed for awhile because it was too much to take. It's so sad for me, sad that we're still doing this to each other 50 years after Denise was killed.

  2. Stanton Glantz:

    In October, Canada became the first major economic country to legalize recreational marijuana, which will undoubtedly be a bellwether for the U.S. as it continues to debate policy issues surrounding pot. And although cigarette smoking might be on the decline, Dr. King notes the tobacco industry has heavily diversified its portfolio of products and still remains one of the most profitable industries globally. So while it might be awhile beforeconvenient stores are sellingpacks of joints, similar to a pack of cigarettes its cleartobacco is positioningitself for an impendingshift towards cannabis. Kids started with tobacco and then graduated to marijuana, now its the other way around. Kids start with marijuana and they graduate to tobacco.

  3. Stacey Addison:

    I don't think my mom would ever forgive me if I didn't come home immediately and stay for awhile.

  4. Tina Smith:

    Of course, with Sen. Lujan not here for awhile -- God love him. He's getting better. ... It means there are some logistics we have to work through.

  5. Tom Martin:

    I do think we've been in a euphoric state in the market for awhile, and now that the election settled and congress is in place, a lot of the good news has already been priced in.

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