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for a short time

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The boys had been too absorbed to notice the hush that had stolen upon the school awhile before when the master came tiptoeing down the room and stood over them.
I'll let you chew it awhile, but you must give it back to me."
For awhile he was silent, rocking himself to and fro, then he spoke: "You have a farm, White Man, down near Pine Town, is it not?
But not being at that time in a disposition to philosophise upon this phenomenon, I rather chose to observe what course the island would take, because it seemed for awhile to stand still.
They let us rest awhile, and then put us into the hands of our new masters, who, setting us upon camels, conducted us to Mazna.
After awhile he got up and went away and then Miss Reade said,
In general, Arrington says, "the large top predators, such as bass or tarpon, that fishermen often seek are more likely to be the ones swimming around with empty stomachs." That may reflect their tendency to engulf other fish whole as a large, complete meal that tides a predator over for awhile. Fish that budget large shares of their time to the intensive care of nests or broods also dine less frequently.
Freud commented that it took awhile for the family to determine the best course of action due to a number of factors including closing an establishment that has been part of the Harmatz Family since 1905.
She also worked awhile for the mayor of Milwaukee until a combination of family problems led her to return home to Texas.
Above the altar a white statue of Jesus stands, hands extended outward, as if to invite weary travelers to stop here and rest awhile. Large, white votive candles make a soft light around the tabernacle, gently flickering like fireflies in the summer.
So as we go from day to day, Let us stop awhile to pray Giving thanks for what we are or hope to be And like a true and peaceful dove Let us fly on wings of love In the magic of his joy.
Most of it lands in the trash, but every once in awhile someone actually goes to a show listed on a flyer or listens to one of those free demos, and rarely--okay, very rarely--someone gets so psyched about what they hear that they follow up on it.
"Esteban waits by the rail awhile after Cabezon has plodded chuckling off to his cabin.
The Kelleys dipped into a personal retirement account for awhile, but can no longer afford to do so.
Those findings are "going to be debated at gamma-ray--burst meetings now for awhile," notes Robert J.