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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of waylay.


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  • (I just happened to be trying on a Minnie Mouse headband when we got waylaid, which is why I've got that silly thing on my head.)

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  • I mean thieves en grand, such as waylaid him and stripped him on English highroads.

    The Virginians

  • I mean thieves en grand, such as waylaid him and stripped him on

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  • Any qualms that I had about, "Oh, it's a remake or it's too soon," were kind of waylaid by the fact that I thought I could do something fun with the movie and get a chance to do a comedy, so both things kind of evened themselves out. - 30 most recent stories

  • The Sunday Times often prints letters from disgruntled citizens complaining about how they were 'waylaid' by plain-clothes so-called 'green ...

  • And the craft issues never waylaid me againI’d graduated.

    A Conversation with Diane Hammond

  • — Barges nearly two football fields long, piled high with coal, float smoothly down the lower Monongahela River here — until they reach the 75-year-old Charleroi Locks and Dam, where many get waylaid at the gate.

    Old Locks Jam River Traffic

  • I never told anyone what had happened, but the way this incident changed me was fundamental: I no longer had the luxury of feeling like I was safe when an unknown man waylaid me on the street.

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  • I tried to leave a good comment, but was waylaid by a seizure induced by your photo.

    The Dyda Dispatches

  • My peripatetic traveling future was waylaid—by you, my firstborn child.

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