Meaning of “awhile” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “awhile” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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awhileadverb [ not gradable ]

us /əˈhwɑɪl, əˈwɑɪl/

for a short time:

I’d like to rest awhile before we continue.

(Definition of “awhile” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)