Simple Definition of awhile
: for a while : for a short time
Full Definition of awhile
: for a while
Usage Discussion of awhile
Although considered a solecism by many commentators, awhile, like several other adverbs of time and place, is often used as the object of a preposition <for awhile there is a silence — Lord Dunsany>.
Examples of awhile in a sentence
I'm going to sit and rest awhile.
The rumor had been around awhile.
Before 12th Century
First Known Use of awhile
before 12th century
AWHILE Defined for Kids
Definition of awhile for Students
: for a while : for a short time <Sit down and rest awhile.>
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