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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WAITINGS

It spoke in waitings and longings, and in tender glances and considerateness.

Well, during all these shiftings and waitings the wounded get nothing to eat.

Of all waitings, the waiting upon patronage is the most tedious and the most enervating to the waiter.

The danger would be in the waitings and disappointments that will often occur, even in the height of enjoyable schemes.

Her waitings are on the threshold of the infinite, where, beckoning man to listen, she interprets the leaves of immortality.

Women who had waited, and got patient at last after years of waitings could not endure these additional few hours.

He told about his wanderings and waitings with Raymond, which explained why he had not come back before.

They need not have feared that their work of defence would be impeded by her waitings and tears.

Then they came across each other in their waitings at the Public Library, and so found out their near neighborhood.

During this most tedious of all their waitings, only one thing of real interest happened.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., "a watcher, onlooker," from Old North French wait, Old French gaite, from gaitier (see wait (v.)). From late 14c. as "an ambush, a trap" (as in lie in wait).

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.