1. In the mean time.

2. In the interim.

Specifically used in the Eastern PA region of Lancaster County.
1. You go get changed and I'll make dinner awhile.

2. We're not ready to sell the house yet, but we figured we'd paint and fix it up awhile.
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A word meaning "For a while." As a general rule, if you could not replace the word with "for a while," you should be using "a while."
Jimmy: I'm going to stay and talk awhile.
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adverb (for) a brief period of time.

correct spelling only when used as an adverb and not in a prepositional phrase. Otherwise, in a prepositional phrase, it is two words. As a noun phrase, it is two words.
Adverb: I will wait awhile for you, but after that I'm out.

Prep Phrase: I will wait for a while, but after that I'm out.

Noun Phrase: A while has gone by since we started this project.
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- for a while; notice the "for".
"I couldna slept, and the night wasn't gonna go away awhile"
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Knowing a person for a long period of time.
I have known Billy Joe Bob for awhiles now.
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1. Illiterate spelling of a while.

2. Broken keyboard spelling of a while.
1. gime awhile 2 gt mah krak!11111!1!!111

2. Ineedawhiletogetanewkeyboard.
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To engage in sordid sexual encounters.
Come on, let's strip and defile awhile!
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