Definition of 'awhile'
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He put the tea down himself and said we could wait awhile as well as not. Anne of Green Gables (1872)Our first human parents were given a home and invited to sit and stay awhile. Christianity Today (2000)It just takes awhile because of anonymity issues. The Sun (2011)We will wait awhile and see. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Come on in and sit awhile. Times, Sunday Times (2014) Wait awhile before you swim. Between Worlds: A Reader, Rhetoric and Handbook (1995)
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Used Occasionally. awhile is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'awhile'
British English: awhile ADVERB
Awhile means for a short time.
He worked awhile as a pharmacist in Cincinnati.
- American English: awhile
- Brazilian Portuguese: brevemente
- Chinese: 一会儿
- European Spanish: algún tiempo
- French: un temps
- German: eine Weile
- Italian: per un po'
- Japanese: しばらく
- Korean: 잠깐
- European Portuguese: brevemente
- Spanish: algún tiempo
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