Waiting in a sentence

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Definition of Waiting

  • a. & n. from Wait v.
  • the act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something)

How to use waiting in a sentence. Waiting pronunciation.

The cities of the dead Khalifas and Mamelukes separated them from the living city where the fellah toiled, and Arab, Bedouin, Copt strove together to intercept the fruits of his toiling, as it passed in the form of taxes to the Palace of the Prince Pasha; while in the dark corners crouched, waiting, the cormorant usurers-Greeks, Armenians, and Syrians, a hideous salvage corps, who saved the house of a man that they might at last walk off with his shirt and the cloth under which he was carried to his grave.
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David turned to go, and Lacey added: "I'm waiting for a pasha who's taking toll of the officers inside there -Achmet Pasha.
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Perhaps they are only waiting.
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Leaving the room and passing dark groups of waiting slaves, he travelled empty chambers and long corridors, the voices of the lions growing nearer and nearer.
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Yet there was in the eyes of Kaid a watchfulness unseen by any save a fellah who squatted in a corner eating sweetmeats, and a hidden singer waiting until she should be called before the Prince Pasha.
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The lantern came at that moment, in the hands of Mrs. O'Flannigan, whose anxiety to know the amount of damage done by the assaulting roof had not prevented her waiting a judicious interval, after getting out of bed and lighting up, to see if the wind was done, now, up stairs, or had a larger contract.
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Your Spark is at my House waiting for my Return.
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A Bawd of the better sort, that us'd to provide Jilts for Men of figure, had appointed a Person of Quality whom she was to furnish with a fresh Bit, to meet her at a certain Tavern near _West-Smithfield_; and waiting there for him, it happen'd that there came into the next Room a Country Gentleman, who was a Steward to a Lady of a good Estate, and another Gentleman who liv'd in _London_, and was to pay him fifty Guineas, which he also did.
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At last Supper was brought in, and her Servants waiting upon them at Table, like a Person of Quality; Mrs. _Pierpoint_ every now and then Drinking a Health, sometimes to Mr. _Hanwel_, and by and by to all their Friends at _Hargrave_; then to his good Health, which engag'd him to drink theirs: Till Supper being ended, the Bawd ask'd one of her Servants what a Clock it was?
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The Alexandrian understood; he drew back and was silent, while Hilarion explained to the sick man that Paulus was guilty of grave sins, and that, until he had done full penance, he must remain excluded as a rotten sheep from the bishop's flock, as well as interdicted from waiting on a pious Christian.
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She's waiting at the station till I go back; then she'll come and see you.
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Louise, summoned to the drawing-room, looked rather tired of waiting.
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She travelled no further than Sutton, and there lingered in the waiting room till the arrival of a certain train from London Bridge.
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I've been waiting here because I wanted to see you, Mr. Mumford.
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And I've been waiting all the afternoon to see you.
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Oh, I hope I haven't kept you waiting for me.
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He had not been home since breakfast-time, so Louise's appeal to him for advice lay waiting his arrival.
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And what he has said has been well worth the thousand years of waiting.
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The fear of the young officer, as he exchanges the enthusiastic departure from Petersburg for the grim reality of the bastions; the fear of the still sound and healthy man as he enters the improvised hospitals; the fear as the men watch the point of approaching light that means a shell; the fear of the men lying on the ground, waiting with closed eyes for the shell to burst.
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Six hours of united waiting upon the Lord followed.
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Examples of Waiting

Example #1
David received this letter as he was mounting a huge white Syrian donkey to ride to the Mokattam Hills, which rise sharply behind Cairo, burning and lonely and large.
Example #2
Kaid ground out their lives like corn between the millstones.
Example #3
They call him the Ropemaker, because so many pass through his hands to the Nile.
Example #4
The sunset gun boomed out from the citadel.
Example #5
She turned her head away from him, then composed herself again, and said quietly, with anxious eyes: "Why was nothing said or done?
Example #6
Why was it announced that he died in his bed at home?