awhile

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adverb \ə-ˈhwī(-ə)l, ə-ˈwī(-ə)l\

Definition of awhile

  1. :  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

  1. I'm going to sit and rest awhile.

  2. The rumor had been around awhile.

Origin and Etymology of awhile

see 1while


AWHILE Defined for English Language Learners

awhile

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adverb

Definition of awhile for English Language Learners

  • : for a while : for a short time


AWHILE Defined for Kids

awhile

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adverb \ə-ˈhwīl, ə-ˈwīl\

Definition of awhile for Students

  1. :  for a while :  for a short time Sit down and rest awhile.



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