American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adv. For a short time.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- For a space of time; for some time; for a short time.
- [Awhile is properly two words, as it has to be written when an adjective is used, as a little while, and as it is commonly and should be always written when preceded by for.]
- adv. For some time; for a short time.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. For a while; for some time; for a short time.
- adv. for a short time
“I hope this artist gets to continue with the title awhile longer.”
“Cats have a habit of missing the box every once in awhile, which is why a litter box needs to go on a tile floor.”
“And I'm more relaxed about permitting myself to get something nice once in awhile, which is lovely, too.”
“Plus I think I will actually get to HANG OUT with Pansy every once in awhile, which is something that only happens on an occasional weekend or for the brief time in between picking up and dropping off children.”
“One of the coolest opportunities that’s come across my desk in awhile is a sponsorship of HATS!,”
“This is the weakest card I have seen UFC put in awhile with no championships on the line and only one biog fight supposedly feeding in to TUF's next season.”
“Best PPV in awhile but they could do so much better.”
“A wise man once said that its better to the let that dog go loose once in awhile rather than bottle him up.”
“I can't wait til Zip-Car comes to Ajijic, as an alternate to renting a car once in awhile for special errands.”
“I got the car insured here by Lloyd's (which amazed me) and have driven it only locally once in awhile here in San Miguel de Allende-not crossing any state lines, though it was not registered in my name.”
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Don't tell them they are not real--they might cry.
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Looking for tweets for awhile.