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Wood said in a later interview that he wished he could have told that man about all the times he’d felt profiled by police — beginning when an officer warned him as a middle-schooler about loitering as he played basketball.
IN D.C., HIGH-PROFILE CRIMES SPUR HARD CONVERSATIONS: ‘WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES’RACHEL CHASON, EMILY DAVIESJULY 30, 2021WASHINGTON POST
On another night, that bunch of teens loitering on a street corner was our pod analyzing the use of public space with a fellow parent, an urban planner.
WE CREATED A PANDEMIC POD FOR OUR HIGH SCHOOLERS. IT WAS JUST WHAT WE ALL NEEDED.SARA LIPPMANN, HOLLY OJALVOJUNE 4, 2021WASHINGTON POST
It was within an hour of midnight, and the weather being dark and piercing cold, he had no great temptation to loiter.
OLIVER TWIST, VOL. II (OF 3)CHARLES DICKENS
We may not loiter along the Nithdale road, rich as it is in traditions and relics of the past.
BRITISH HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS FROM A MOTOR CARTHOMAS D. MURPHY
I believe that is why Jim has a definite camping place in mind for each day and doesnt let us loiter much along the way.
THE ADVENTURE GIRLS AT K BAR OCLAIR BLANK
Much depends, however, whether the object of the cruise is to loiter about and fish, or to sail and cover the ground.
YACHTING VOL. 2VARIOUS.
Paul, the owner, would loiter in the rear, but was always on hand when we halted for meals.
FAMOUS ADVENTURES AND PRISON ESCAPES OF THE CIVIL WARVARIOUS
This is our time; we may now loiter at our ease secure from the swift and scorching sarcasms of the crowded dawn.
A WANDERER IN PARISE. V. LUCAS
I have never once seen a policeman in the lane, and the postmen always hurry out with no evidence of a desire to loiter.
MASTERPIECES OF MYSTERY, VOL. 1 (OF 4)VARIOUS
He used to loiter about talking groups if he caught the sound of his name, in the hope of gathering information.
IN CONNECTION WITH THE DE WILLOUGHBY CLAIMFRANCES HODGSON BURNETT
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WORDS RELATED TO LOITER

  • boondoggled
  • dragged
  • fool around
  • fool with
  • frittered away
  • horse around
  • hung about
  • idled
  • jerked off
  • lagged
  • lingered
  • loitered
  • lollygaged
  • played around
  • played games with
  • procrastinated
  • put off
  • puttered
  • tarried
  • trailed
  • trifle with
  • waste time
  • while away
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