American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Archaic The act of tarrying.
- n. Archaic A temporary stay; a sojourn.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tarrying; delay.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Archaic The act or time of tarrying; delay; lateness.
- n. the act of tarrying
“Highness back to your tent, and that without further tarriance. '”
“Thus one cause of my tarriance to you I do render:”
“After having finished the service in Yorkshire, I have had a week's tarriance at Harrowgate.”
“So fear'd the King, and, after two days' tarriance there, return'd.”
“Picture-frames and copper succeed to tin-ware, argand lamps, and damaged crockery; china marks the next transition; and after no long tarriance in the "omnium gatherum" stage, the shop becomes a museum.”
“He who was born in happy hour made no tarriance; he drew on his legs hose of fine cloth, and put on over them shoes which were richly worked.”
“Now came true tidings that the host of the Almoravides, which was at Lorca, was coming on through Murcia, and that the tarriance which they had made had been by reason of their Captain, who had fallen sick, but he was now healed, and they were advancing fast.”
“He who was born in happy hour made no tarriance; they saddled him Bavieca and threw his trappings on.”
“They made no tarriance in doing this, for they had it at heart; one tarried with them, and the other returned, and said it was the host of the”
“My Cid the Campeador made no tarriance in Valencia; he made ready for the meeting: there was many a great mule, and many a palfrey, and many a good horse, and many a goodly suit of arms, cloaks, and mantles both of cloth and of peltry; ... great and little are all clad in colours.”
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