Origin of awhile
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Perhaps, once in awhile, scarcity will breed rational thinking, too.Explosion of Cute: Inside the Superfan Mania of Hello Kitty Con 2014|Sarah Bay Williams|November 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
FoxFaith, established in 2006 by Twentieth Century-Fox, flew under the radar for awhile, and died a quick death.
[Laughs] I get that speech in fairly polite terms from 20th Century Fox once in awhile.
From the beginning, Guy had the better of the fight, unhorsing Herman and toying with him for awhile.The ‘GOT’ Red Viper and Mountain Duel, and a History of Medieval Trial by Combat|Steven Isaac|June 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After awhile you realize you're coming down from an intense period, and I had that kind of period after Body Talk.Robyn and Royksopp’s Summertime Soundtrack ‘Do It Again’|Andrew Romano|May 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He give his men a drink whiskey 'round every once in awhile.Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States|Work Projects Administration
I suppose for awhile there will be some gossip and wondering, but there never can be any doubt of the truth.The Girls at Mount Morris|Amanda Minnie Douglas
Marion said lazily, "I shouldn't have thought you need to think out that problem yet awhile."The Judge|Rebecca West
But it seemed for awhile that breakfast-time would arrive before he could fall asleep.Mary Ware in Texas|Annie F. Johnston
We'd sit up there awhile, and I'd tell you a story of General Fremont, when he passed in the grand old days.The Port of Adventure|Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
Old English ane hwile "(for) a while" (see while (n.)); usually written as one word since 13c.