[Vocabulary] For a time - meaning?

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Ferdie11

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Hello,

Could you tell me the meaning of the phrase "for a time" in the sentence below.

For a time, the only sound was that of pebbles and stones sriking one another.

Thanks for you help in advance.
 

bhaisahab

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Hello,

Could you tell me the meaning of the phrase "for a time" in the sentence below.

For a time, the only sound was that of pebbles and stones sriking one another.

Thanks for you help in advance.
It means "for a (period of) time".
 
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