Synonyms of 'awhile'
for a while
for a moment
for a short time
for a little while
Awhile, written as a single word, is an adverb meaning `for a period of time'. It can only be used with a verb, for example: he stood awhile in thought. It is quite commonly written by mistake instead of the noun a while, meaning `a period of time', so take care not to confuse the two parts of speech: I thought about that for a while (not awhile).
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Awhile means for a short time. It is more commonly spelled 'a while', which is considered more correct , especially in British English.