Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or process of staying, waiting, or delaying; a stay; a delay.
- v. present participle of tarry.
“The idea of long "tarrying" is certainly implied here, since it is expressed in”
“I loved the idea of tarrying at the feet of Jesus for an hour each morning, but whenever I tried to get up before my children, I ended up just like the disciples: asleep.”
“The result of his tarrying was his heart-breaking experience with the worse than murder of his daughter.”
“The more I meditated the better I liked the idea of tarrying in a spot where”
“The word has now lost the notion of tarrying, and is applied to a large and important dwelling-house. ~where~, in which: the antecedent is separated from the relative, a frequent construction in Milton (comp. lines 66, 821, etc.).”
“Indeed, it has not been a full generation since an identical practice, known as "tarrying," prevailed among the Anglo-Americans in some sections of this country, which allowed the courting couple to occupy the same bed as a test of their congeniality, before being tied up for life.”
“Often, no doubt, his brethren thought him 'but an idler in the land,' but at last his 'tarrying' was vindicated.”
“tarrying" was too prevalent in colonial times to be ignored.”
“tarrying" with him, -- also laboring under the delusion that human life is under all circumstances to be preferred to vegetable existence, -- had the great poplar cut down.”
“This is not just about giving out money -- it could be helping someone cross the street, holding the elevator for a tarrying colleague, giving a generous tip to the beleaguered waitress who brings you coffee.”
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