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While answering How does しばらく work with ていない? I started to wonder if 暫く{しばらく} and 暫く{しばらく}の間{あいだ} were fully interchangeable? Or are there any examples where you would use one and not the other?

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Simply put, しばらく is 'a while'. When it is used alone, it usually means 'for a while'. When other words come after しばらく、the meaning change:

しばらく前 : a while back
しばらくして : after a while
しばらくぶり : (something reoccurs) after a while
しばらくの間 : for a while (makes it clear that the しばらく means 'for a while')

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