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.
Why should we tarry any longer to see everything moiled and set at nought?
I assure you, without wages, the people will not tarry, and contributions go hard with them.
Do you think I could not be permitted to tarry one week longer?
To their ardent solicitation for me to return to Derby, I have yielded, which makes it expedient for me to tarry one week more.
But perchance the tide was favourable, and you could not tarry.
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.