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  • I wasn't sure about that, but there was nothing to do but wait — for news of the Khalsa's intentions, and word from Broadfoot.

    Flashman and the Mountain of Light

  • She replied, “Right is thy rede, O my son, but wait till we ask who befitteth thee among the daughters of the Kings.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • "Why should I be called redbreast when I am so entirely grey?" asked the bird once again, and waited for our Lord to say -- Ah! my friend, I see that I have forgotten to paint your breast feathers red, but wait a moment and all shall be done.

    Robin Redbreast

  • When her companions see that her feather-suit is stolen, they will take flight and leave her to thee, and beware lest thou show thyself to them, but wait till they have flown away and she despaireth of them: whereupon do thou go in to her and hale her by the hair of her head68 and drag her to thee; which being done, she will be at thy mercy.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • "Fornicate all fires hurry but wait till I tell you," he gasped, the smoke choking and almost blinding him.

    Noble House

  • When Marzawan heard these words he said, “I must needs go in to her; peradventure I may discover what she hath, and be able to medicine her;” and his mother replied, “Needs must thou visit her, but wait till to morrow, that I may contrive some thing to suit thy case.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The Primate was so occupied by New Zealand affairs that he wrote to Mr. Patteson to decide it himself and he could but wait to be guided by circumstances on the spot.

    Life of John Coleridge Patteson

  • Every day, and sometimes twice a day, I have been able -- but wait a moment, Dr. Watson.

    The Seriously Deranged Writer and the Model Cars

  • Franklin opposed the scheme even before he embarked for Paris, offering a typically wry admonishment: “A virgin state should preserve the virgin character, and not go about suitoring for alliances, but wait with dignity for the application of others.”

    Robert Morris

  • Anderson had his troop ready in the square by the temple — loafing so as not to attract notice, I was glad to see — and there was nothing to do but wait for Parkes and tell De Normann and Bowlby what had happened.

    Flashman and the Dragon

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