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synonyms for waiting

  • await
  • delay
  • expect
  • hang
  • linger
  • remain
  • stand by
  • stay
  • stick around
  • watch
  • abide
  • anticipate
  • bide
  • dally
  • foresee
  • stall
  • tarry
  • bide one's time
  • cool it
  • fill time
  • hang around
  • hang onto your hat
  • hang out
  • hold back
  • hold everything
  • hold on
  • hold the phone
  • hole up
  • keep shirt on
  • lie in wait
  • lie low
  • look for
  • look forward to
  • mark time
  • put on hold
  • save it
  • sit tight
  • sit up for
  • stay up for
  • sweat it
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antonyms for waiting

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  • advance
  • go
  • hurry
  • leave
  • rush
  • carry on
  • move
  • carry out
  • do
  • forge
  • forward
  • go ahead
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How to use waiting in a sentence

Kornbluh of GMFUS says this tension is what leads Facebook and other social media platforms to err on the side of waiting—meaning harmful posts can earn millions of views before any action is taken.
FACEBOOK’S NEW TOOL TO STOP FAKE NEWS IS A GAME CHANGER—IF THE COMPANY WOULD ONLY USE ITJEFFOCTOBER 18, 2020FORTUNE
My own doctors advocated for watchful waiting, which is where I’m headed.
MY CANCER MIGHT BE BACK—AND I WONDER IF UNNECESSARY RADIATION CAUSED IT IN THE FIRST PLACEJAKEMETHSEPTEMBER 22, 2020FORTUNE
CSL employees say the checks detailed by CSL’s spokesman happen long after patients enter the centers, sometimes after they’ve signed in, talked with staff and sat in a waiting room before screening.
FOREIGN MASKS, FEAR AND A FAKE CERTIFICATION: STAFF AT CSL PLASMA SAY CONDITIONS AT DONATION CENTERS AREN’T SAFEBY J. DAVID MCSWANESEPTEMBER 21, 2020PROPUBLICA
Even as agencies are publishing their plans to be more inclusive and diverse or creating new diversity and inclusion executive positions, some agency execs fear that agencies are simply playing the waiting game with lengthy plans.
‘IT’S ALL BEEN PLAN, PLAN, PLAN MODE:’ AGENCIES HAVE BIG IDEAS FOR GREATER DIVERSITY, BUT MORE ACTION IS NEEDEDSEB JOSEPHSEPTEMBER 15, 2020DIGIDAY
After 50 years of waiting, San Diego is about to retake its seat as dealer in a high-stakes game with potential power providers.
WHAT POWER SAN DIEGO HAS OVER ITS POWER COMPANYMACKENZIE ELMERAUGUST 4, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Sol laughed out of his whiskers, with a big, loose-rolling sound, and sat on the porch without waiting to be asked.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
We all rose to our feet, and he shook hands with everybody without waiting to be introduced.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
At Felipe's cry, the women waiting in the hall hurried in, wailing aloud as their first glance showed them all was over.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
After a bit of waiting, Mac decided that the smoke was floating from a certain direction, and we began to edge carefully that way.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
Sam sat opposite him in perfect silence, waiting, with eager curiosity, for the termination of the scene.
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WORDS RELATED TO WAITING

  • discontinuation
  • dormancy
  • inactivity
  • intermission
  • latency
  • postponement
  • quiescence
  • recess
  • remission
  • suspension
  • temporarily deferred
  • waiting
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