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Tarry (verb neuter)

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To Tárry. v.n. [targir, French.]

  1. To stay; to continue in a place.

    Tarry I here, I but attend on death;
    But fly I hence, I fly away from life.

  2. To delay; to be long in coming.

    Thou art my deliverer, make no tarrying, O God. Psal.

    Who hath woe and redness of eyes? they that tarry long at the wine. Prov. xxiii. 30.

    Tarry ye here for us until we come again. Exod. xxiv. 14.

    I yet am tender, young, and full of fear,
    And dare not die, but fain would tarry here.

Sources: Dryden, John (788) · The Bible - Exodus (25) · The Bible - Proverbs (19) · The Bible - Psalms (29) · Shakespeare's Two Gentlemen of Verona (41)

Attributes: French (385) · Verb Neuter (131)

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