in a while

Also, after a while. After a period of time, usually a moderately short time. For example, Go ahead, I'll be along in a while, or After a while we turned off the television and went for a walk. [c. 1300]


Nearby words

  1. in a stew,
  2. in a tight corner,
  3. in a tizzy,
  4. in a walk,
  5. in a way,
  6. in a word,
  7. in a world of one's own,
  8. in absentia,
  9. in addition,
  10. in advance

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