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  • as inbide
  • as inlurk
  • as insit tight
  • as inskulk
  • as insurprise
  • as inwait
  • as inwaylay

synonyms for lie in wait

  • dwell
  • sit tight
  • stick around
  • abide
  • attend
  • await
  • continue
  • linger
  • live
  • remain
  • reside
  • stay
  • tarry
  • hang around
  • hang in
  • hang out
  • hold the phone
  • sweat it
  • watch for

antonyms for lie in wait

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  • carry on
  • cease
  • complete
  • depart
  • finish
  • go
  • halt
  • leave
  • move
  • stop
  • hurry
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    How to use lie in wait in a sentence

    As men fixed in the grip of nightmare, we were powerless—unable to do anything but wait.
    GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
    He didn't need to wait—as the birds did—until an angleworm stuck his head above ground.
    THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
    The pig family did not know when Squinty would be taken away from them, and all they could do was to wait.
    SQUINTY THE COMICAL PIGRICHARD BARNUM
    They are ovoid in shape, and lie in pairs, end to end, often forming short chains.
    A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
    However this be, it is hard to say that these fibs have that clear intention to deceive which constitutes a complete lie.
    CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
    Janet might have said before leaving: "Tea had better not wait too long--Hilda has to be down at Clayhanger's at half-past six."
    HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
    The "bad form" of telling a lie to the head-master is a later illustration of the same thing.
    CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
    The word of the law shall be fulfilled without a lie, and wisdom shall be made plain in the mouth of the faithful.
    THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
    Such throats are trying, are they not?In case one catches cold; Ah, yes!
    BOYS AND GIRLS BOOKSHELF; A PRACTICAL PLAN OF CHARACTER BUILDING, VOLUME I (OF 17)VARIOUS
    And Jimmy thought that if he must wait for him again he would wait in a pleasant place.
    THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
    SYNONYM OF THE DAY
    OCTOBER 26, 1985
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    WORDS RELATED TO LIE IN WAIT

    • abide
    • attend
    • await
    • continue
    • dwell
    • hang around
    • hang in
    • hang out
    • hold the phone
    • lie in wait
    • linger
    • live
    • remain
    • reside
    • sit tight
    • stay
    • stick around
    • sweat it
    • tarry
    • watch for
    Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.