On 02/18/13 21:43, patrick keshishian wrote:
 http://www.learnersdictionary.com/search/awhile awhile /əˈwajəl/ adverb : for a while : for a short time ▪ I'm going to sit and rest awhile. ▪ The rumor had been around awhile.
While definition and practice may very well differ and change over time, the examples above still demonstrates quite different amounts of time, both of which seems to be considered "awhile".
Well, OT and enough already. Cheers.