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awhile, a while
awhile (uh HWIGHL, uh WIGHL) (adverb)
For a short time; an adverb which is never preceded by a preposition such as "for": Let us wait awhile; not for awhile.

Grandmother is going to sit and rest awhile.

This cold weather has been around awhile.

a while (uh HWIGHL, uh WIGHL) (noun)
A period of time: Stay for a while or stay a while.

Jenny is going to be away for a while.

Mr. and Mrs. Roberts had to wait quite a while.

Jeff and Susan had to wait for a while before their meals were served.

Elvin's mother asked him to stay awhile, just a little while longer.