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  • n. Plural form of wait.
  • n. A group of singers or musicians performing in the streets, especially around Christmas.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of wait.


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  • Each one of those “Will they love it?” waits is a time for massive nail-biting/comfort eating/endorphin-producing-activity of your choice.

    2009 March «

  • Benjamin waits for him to finish then, quite rightly, pokes a large hole in this model.


  • There will be certain waits and procedures that you'll just have to accept.

    I have arrived

  • Stalin waits and hopes that the time will soon come when his Asiatic Barbarism can sweep over the ruins of Christian civilization.

    The Road to Victory

  • But Stalin waits in the hope that Britain and France, Germany and Italy, will pound each other to exhaustion.

    The Road to Victory

  • Not unsuitable in spirit are several existing tunes of the right measure -- like "Nassau" or "St. Athanasius" -- but in truth the "Veni, Sancte Spiritus" in English waits for its perfect setting.

    The Story of the Hymns and Tunes

  • As we are tackling the referendum issue, an interesting term waits for us in which people will be dragged into speculative investments.

    Hurriyet Dailynews

  • We will abolish long-term waits on trolleys in A&E, slash waiting lists in hospitals, and eliminate the unfair and inefficient public / private divide by introducing Universal Health Insurance (UHI).

    Irish Blogs

  • Of course the new coinage waits upon the smelting of the new intellectual bullion; but the bullion must be minted as fast as it is produced.


  • It must be so cold, so raw; and they never get appreciated, these so-called "waits" -- oh, if they only would _not_ wait, but go away somewhere else, how much more satisfactory for us all!

    Lazy Thoughts of a Lazy Girl Sister of that "Idle Fellow."


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