But if we wait until Fatah has run out of political capital, we will one day have no one to negotiate with other than Hamas.
Not to do as in Cairo and wait until the squares get crowded.
No, wait: yes, I do have a couple of writer friends whom I consult with.
Mitt must wait to get a bounce, Newt says Wednesday he'll announce.
We settled into our usual seats (the eighth row up) to wait for the movie to start.
"I'll wait outside," he said, and went out to the platform again.
The lawyer left them at the next station to wait for a train back to Butte.
Each had her own story to tell, and each must wait till he should be there to hear it.
You wait a little, and hear Uncle Peter take back what he's said about me.
You please to forget that it's easier to wait for some things than for others.
c.1200, "to watch with hostile intent, lie in wait for," from Old North French waitier "to watch" (Old French gaitier, Modern French guetter), from Frankish *wahton (cf. Dutch wacht "a watching," Old High German wahten, German wachten "to watch, to guard;" Old High German wahhon "to watch, be awake," Old English wacian "to be awake;" see wake (v.)). General sense of "remain in some place" is from late 14c.; that of "to see to it that something occurs" is late 14c. Meaning "to stand by in attendance on" is late 14c.; specific sense of "serve as an attendant at a table" is from 1560s. Related: Waited; waiting.
To wait (something) out "endure a period of waiting" is recorded from 1909, originally American English, in reference to baseball batters trying to draw a base on balls. Waiting game is recorded from 1890. Waiting room is attested from 1680s. Waiting list is recorded from 1897; the verb wait-list "to put (someone) on a waiting list" is recorded from 1960.
early 13c., "a watcher, onlooker," from Old North French wait, Old French gaite, from gaitier (see wait (v.)). From late 14c. as "an ambush, a trap" (as in lie in wait).