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in a while

Following a certain period of time, usually one that is relatively short. It's a little bit strange driving on the opposite side of the road in Ireland, but you'll get used to it in a while.
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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]
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If you don't stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it."
I see him every once in awhile. Bottom line, that dude is a nailer.
Robin (Asheville, NC): Food, because I just moved and am able to cook for the first time in awhile. For me, my children, their successes, and being an adult and being able to play.
Yes, if there is a "cult food," durian is it; I eat them once in awhile, only as a treat.
It's the best swashbuckling SF I've read in awhile; it's also not for everyone.
Once in awhile I'm looking for a little something different to read, a moment to give my mind a creative break and just sit back with a glass of wine.
But, every once in awhile along comes a system like the U.S.
OH, IF ONLY YOU'D TAKEN ME OUT FOR A LITTLE EXERCISE ONCE IN AWHILE ...
But once in awhile, there is that innovative essay that offers more than the obvious, one that transcends not only the assignment and its genre but the designated course of study, one that takes the student essay to a new level of thought, and one that encourages academic exchange between colleagues.
Once in awhile, a new piece of evidence may resuscitate one of these slumbering skeletons.
"She just lays there and sleeps, and when she wakes up once in awhile and hears me thanking God for things, she'll throw a few things in there herself."
Once in awhile, I go back to visit, but I feel like a stranger most times, so I don't stay too long.
Nothing but crew, some cans, fastplants, huge tailgrabs, spliffs, and one of the fattest traveling method to fakies I've seen out of Darren in awhile. Damn.
It was one of the better party sessions I've seen in awhile, not like the jock snake sessions that usually happen.