awhile

All Adverb Noun
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  • I know he has left enough to support my children for awhile. Cited from Three Years on the Plains, by Edmund B. Tuttle
  • Be kind to him, and let me come and see him after awhile. Cited from Infelice, by Augusta Jane Evans Wilson
  • Would you not better wait awhile and get a start in your business? Cited from Applied Eugenics, by Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
  • They let him alone and watched awhile to see what he was doing. Cited from Children of the Tenements, by Jacob A. Riis
  • Such men must go away from their business and let Nature work on them awhile. Cited from The Young Man and the World, by Albert J. Beveridge
  • After awhile the plant does not have the same energy as it did before.
  • She didn't send for it for quite awhile after she entered college. Cited from Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore, by Pauline Lester
  • I shall stay here at the club awhile -- it will be better all around. Cited from His Second Wife, by Ernest Poole
  • Then suppose you had to go away for awhile, what would I do? Cited from The Girl Scouts at Home, by Katherine Keene Galt
  • Some of them left, and never returned; some left, but returned after awhile. Cited from Narrative of Some of the Lord's Dealings with George Muller, G. Muller
  • But these were not results that could be read yet awhile in election figures. Cited from Abraham Lincoln, by Lord Charnwood
  • I do not see my way to come down yet awhile, for we have all our leave stopped. Cited from General Gordon, by J. Wardle
  • I could see my mother once in awhile but not often. Cited from Slave Narratives: Oklahoma Narratives, by Work Projects Administration
  • There they sat down and after awhile moved on home, or at any rate out of sight. Cited from Into the Jaws of Death, by Jack O'Brien
  • And he turned and went with the people; and after awhile he met a young girl. Cited from Child Stories from the Masters, by Maud Menefee
  • I know of one boy who looked after the baby so that his mother could go out for awhile. Cited from Rod of the Lone Patrol, by H. A. Cody
  • We'll just keep you prisoners awhile until we can pack up and move! Cited from Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue and Their Shetland Pony, Laura Lee Hope
  • She sat there in the dark on the front door-step awhile, then she went into the house. Cited from Jane Field, by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • It must be something big enough to last us awhile, too. Cited from The Big Brother, by George Cary Eggleston
  • They score everything from beginning to end so that after awhile the music is just like white noise.
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Meaning of awhile

  • 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