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awhile
 ad.  for a short time
Classic Sentence: (59 in 4 pages)
1  The boy mused awhile over the substantial change which had taken place in his worldly circumstances, and then wended toward headquarters to report.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
2  Tom came up to the fence and leaned on it, grieving, and hoping she would tarry yet awhile longer.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
3  Joe harassed him awhile, and then he got away and crossed back again.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
4  The boys had been too absorbed to notice the hush that had stolen upon the school awhile before when the master came tiptoeing down the room and stood over them.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
5  Tom struggled awhile and then retired, utterly defeated.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
6  Now you better think 'bout this awhile.'
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
7  The men contemplated the treasure awhile in blissful silence.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
8  Joe grumbled awhile; then he agreed with his friend that what daylight was left ought to be economized in getting things ready for leaving.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
9  He wanted to explore its borders, but concluded that it would be best to sit down and rest awhile, first.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
10  The men ripped around awhile, and then rode away.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII.
11  They worried over that awhile, and ransacked all around for it.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV.
12  And then waltzed in and cussed himself awhile, and said it all come of him not laying late and taking his natural rest that morning, and he'd be blamed if he'd ever do it again.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII.
13  When he had doctored people awhile, but not long, a rich and great lord had some money stolen.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In DOCTOR KNOWALL
14  Halting before his mean little pallet, Petrushka stood awhile in thought.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER VII
15  Yet, though Selifan replied, "Very well, Paul Ivanovitch," he hesitated awhile by the door.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER X
Example Sentence:
1  The widow she didn't scold, but only cleaned off the grease and clay, and looked so sorry that I thought I would behave awhile if I could.
2  It'll take awhile before GM's new direction shows up in tangible new products at the dealership.
3  Suffice it to say that if I feel any kind of twinge, I wait awhile to see if it's worth the time investment to go.
4  WELL, I got a good going-over in the morning from old Miss Watson on account of my clothes; but the widow she didn't scold, but only cleaned off the grease and clay, and looked so sorry that I thought I would behave awhile if I could.
5  After dinner sit awhile, after supper walk a mile.