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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of tarry.


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  • Why then, when I awoke, was the word that tarried in my mind Lambaneish?


  • The bridegroom tarried, that is, he did not come out so soon as they expected.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume V (Matthew to John)

  • [Footnote: Wight: a person.] of the name of Ichabod Crane; who sojourned, or as he expressed it, "tarried," in Sleepy Hollow, for the purpose of instructing the children of the vicinity.

    Short Stories and Selections for Use in the Secondary Schools

  • A town on the western coast of Asia Minor, where Paul "tarried" when on his way from Assos to Miletus, on his third missionary journey (Acts 20: 15).

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • He was prominent among the apostles, though James, as bishop of Jerusalem, had the chief authority there (Mt 16: 18). abode -- or "tarried" [Ellicott]. fifteen days -- only fifteen days; contrasting with the long period of three years, during which, previously, he had exercised an independent commission in preaching: a fact proving on the face of it, how little he owed to Peter in regard to his apostolical authority or instruction.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • Origen: Or, Whilst the bridegroom "tarried," and the Word comes not speedily to the consummation of this life, the senses suffer, slumbering and moving in the night of the world; and sleep, as energizing feebly, and with no quick sense.

    Catena Aurea - Gospel of Matthew

  • American history -- that is to say, some thirty years since -- a worthy wight of the name of Ichabod Crane, who sojourned, or, as he expressed it, "tarried," in Sleepy Hollow for the purpose of instructing the children of the vicinity.

    The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon

  • They have given it all, and now their liberty depends on whether the democracies believe that it is worth their while to give the cause of freedom a boost—to provide evidence that justice in the affairs of nations, though it has tarried, is not yet dead.

    Obama's Holbrooke Moment

  • The one thing very vivid in my mind, though, was that we (the hubby, kids and I) tarried at the kitchen table longer than usual.

    Table for Seven « MommyFiles

  • Sandra Kouba, "an excellent chef, tarried long hours to make a perfect meal," Ms. Norr says.

    Happy (Awkward) Holidays


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