after a while

idiom

: after some time has passed
We will get started after a while.
The job got easier after a while.

Examples of after a while in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But after a while Durcan and his colleagues stopped talking about the cuts, even though their budgets continued to fall. Sam Knight, The New Yorker, 25 Mar. 2024 Kevin walked on through the village and, after a while, came to some houses that were being built. Thomas Korsgaard, The New Yorker, 26 Feb. 2024 Questions of how his family could possibly escape their circumstances are frequently broached, but after a while, things begin to seem increasingly hopeless. Siddhant Adlakha, Variety, 26 Feb. 2024 However, the Ubisoft-esque map that's filled with fetch and dungeon quests that opens up to even more of the same wears on you after a while. Chris Stobing, PCMAG, 5 Feb. 2024 Enlarge / The seven-speed manual becomes familiar after a while. Bradley Iger, Ars Technica, 2 Dec. 2023 Note that synthetic leather can make your feet a bit hot and stinky after a while, so keep that in mind with this pair. Joel Balsam, Travel + Leisure, 12 Jan. 2024 Yarden, who was running alone, grew exhausted after a while, fell to the ground, and tried to fool the Hamas terrorists who found her by playing dead. David Remnick, The New Yorker, 14 Jan. 2024 The air conditioning on board can cause your skin to feel a little dry after a while. Olivia Morelli, Condé Nast Traveler, 4 Dec. 2023

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“After a while.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/after%20a%20while. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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