Definition of awhile
: for a while <Sit and rest awhile.>
Can awhile be used after a preposition?
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 < … would be generous enough to let me explore their world for awhile. — David Yeadon>.
Examples of awhile in a sentence
I'm going to sit and rest awhile.
The rumor had been around awhile.
Origin and Etymology of awhile
First Known Use: before 12th century
AWHILE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of awhile for English Language Learners
: for a while : for a short time
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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