They were all made by monks, and from memory; for the monks did not tarry.
When the cocks crow at day, See that the steeds are saddled, nor tarry nor delay.
But however much there may be to interest us, we must not tarry long.
I assure you, without wages, the people will not tarry, and contributions go hard with them.
Richelieu, however, did not tarry for the slow motions of the monarch.
To their ardent solicitation for me to return to Derby, I have yielded, which makes it expedient for me to tarry one week more.
I have seen the tarry scoundrels, and as long as they have not the smallpox, I am content.
I waited for news that the ship was ready to sail, till delay made me heartsick, and I could tarry at rest no longer.
But yet his horse was not a whit inclined to tarry there; For why?
Fain would we ask you longer to tarry—but it is otherwise determined, and we must comply.
early 14c., "to delay, retard," of uncertain origin. Some suggest a connection to Latin tardare "to delay," or Old English tergan "to vex, irritate." Intransitive meaning "to linger" is attested from late 14c.