I watched and waited in that parking lot, begging God that my kids be safe, until they finally came out of the building.
Lucky for us, Palin waited for this moment to be on national television.
Police believe Smith carried out the shooting on foot as Chasen waited for the light to turn.
Some would no doubt keep dancing as they waited for the L train, hankering for the next episode of Morning Gloryville.
When the House speaker then waited an audacious 24 hours to return the call, the nation as a whole was dumbfounded.
Ricardo waited, attentive, yet not without a certain contempt.
At the head of the stairs they parted, Milbrey joining the lady who had waited for him.
I waited a little, then pressed forward with my time-cheque.
We waited and waited for him and couldn't imagine why he didn't come.
I waited on tenterhooks; then I could bear the suspense no longer.'
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).