- for a short time
- I faltered for a while and was still unable to make a decision.
- They stopped for a while to admire the scenery.
- Now that I am free, I can enjoy music for a while.
- Could you please keep silent for a while?
- Would you care to sit down for a while?
- She has been playing with her handkerchief for a while when the meeting began.
- She lay musing for a while.
- She sat stunned for a while, until she recovered.