Surely this was no place to loiter in after the work was fairly accomplished.
But the Prussians were drawing near: it would not answer to loiter behind the wall.
One might sink down to rest on the benches beside the fountains, or loiter on the rustic bridges,—only, alas!
Very few people are, as a rule, in Paris, and these are not tempted to loiter.
Messrs. Leadham and loiter, the publishers, were civil to her.
As for those of us who remain, we will loiter as much as ever we please.
I believe that is why Jim has a definite camping place in mind for each day and doesnt let us loiter much along the way.
Such then as loiter and live idly, are not good prelates, or ministers.
True, the Indians and many of the coureurs de bois will loiter about until the last moment.
Now they might take their ease, now they might loiter in the gardens of the Loire.
early 15c., "idle one's time, dawdle over work," from Middle Dutch loteren "be loose or erratic, shake, totter" like a loose tooth or a sail in a storm; in modern Dutch, leuteren "to delay, linger, loiter over one's work." Probably cognate with Old English lutian "lurk," and related to Old English loddere "beggar;" Old High German lotar "empty, vain," luzen "lurk;" German Lotterbube "vagabond, rascal," lauschen "eavesdrop;" Gothic luton "mislead;" Old English lyðre "base, bad, wicked." Related: Loitered; loitering.