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How to use loitering in a sentence

We’re loitering up top when we see, rising from behind a knuckle of rock, the telltale dust cloud of our truck spinning its wheels.
ON MOUNTAIN BIKES IN THE UTAH DESERT, A COLLEGE REUNION LIKE NO OTHERJOHN BRILEYNOVEMBER 20, 2020WASHINGTON POST
They could not have been nicer, and they sent an officer by and presumably told the kids not to loiter in the parking lot, and the kids left the area.
HINTS FROM HELOISE: A SAFE THANKSGIVING PROBABLY WON’T BE A TRADITIONAL ONEHELOISE HELOISENOVEMBER 12, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Many officers concluded it wasn’t worth the hassle to arrest someone for relatively minor offenses, such as public disturbance or loitering, the former officer said.
WHAT CAN MAYORS DO WHEN THE POLICE STOP DOING THEIR JOBS?BY ALEC MACGILLISSEPTEMBER 3, 2020PROPUBLICA
They were slowing down at a station and there were no less than three picturesque looking young fellows loitering about the place.
THE OUTDOOR GIRLS IN THE SADDLELAURA LEE HOPE
Then off would roam Sally, perhaps loitering around fair Ingleside, or returning to her beloved pine woods and leafy oak-tree.
MAID SALLYHARRIET A. CHEEVER
She tried to drop behind; but the team had an infinite capacity for loitering.
EARTH'S ENIGMASCHARLES G. D. ROBERTS
He was a bird of affairs; he had too much on his mind for loitering.
IN NESTING TIMEOLIVE THORNE MILLER
She questioned a peasant who was loitering near the drawbridge.
A GERMAN POMPADOURMARIE HAY
I do not know of a more insidious temptation to buy what you do not need than loitering along the quais of the Rive Gauche.
PARIS VISTASHELEN DAVENPORT GIBBONS
I left the village a couple of hours ago; rather loitering, as I came along, to enjoy the river scenery.
BARRINGTONCHARLES JAMES LEVER
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WORDS RELATED TO LOITERING

  • backward
  • behindhand
  • belated
  • dawdling
  • delayed
  • delinquent
  • detained
  • dilatory
  • held up
  • hung up
  • in a bind
  • jammed
  • laggard
  • loitering
  • not arrived
  • not done
  • overdue
  • procrastinating
  • retarded
  • slack
  • slow
  • sluggish
  • strapped for time
  • too late
  • unpunctual
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