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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
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WORDS RELATED TO LIE IN WAIT

  • avoided
  • bypassed
  • concealed oneself
  • crept
  • crouched
  • dodged
  • eluded
  • evaded
  • hid
  • lay in wait
  • prowled
  • pussyfooted
  • sidestepped
  • slacked
  • slunk
  • snaked
  • sneaked
  • snooped
  • stole
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