EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LURKING
And in the low bushes could be discerned the lurking, furtive, shadowy jackals.
And that lurking vanity of the inferior to lessen his own inferiority did the rest.
The unknown, lurking in the midst of the sticks and moss, was savagely clutching him by the nose.
It was the trap, ever the trap, the fear of it lurking deep in the life of him, woven into the fibre of him.
The mob state of mind is lurking still in the excitable American temperament.
Moreover I have a lurking suspicion that the portrait is no imaginary one.
But his servants and old officials were lurking in the lanes and alleys.
All around, death seemed to be lurking and lying in wait for him.
Somewhere on the foothold of the rocks men were lurking, I made sure.
There was a lurking derision, even contempt in their regard for him.
c.1300, lurken "to hide, lie hidden," probably from Scandinavian (cf. dialectal Norwegian lurka "to sneak away," dialectal Swedish lurka "to be slow in one's work"), perhaps ultimately related to Middle English luren "to frown, lurk" (see lower (v.2)). Related: Lurked; lurking.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR LURKING
- alluded to
- tacitly assumed
- between the lines
- in abeyance