Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Definitions for tarry
- To remain or stay, as in a place; sojourn.
- To delay or be tardy in acting, starting, coming, etc.
- To wait.
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Citations for tarry
"It would be well," he added, "to let this man go in again, as usual, and for him to tarry in the lodges, giving notice to the gentle ones of our approach, until we call him out, by signal, to consult. You know the cry of a crow, friend, from the whistle of the whippoorwill?"
Wilson allows his tour groups to tarry at the site, soaking up the strange feelings there and taking plenty of pictures in front of the wooden sign that still reads "Building 84."
Origin of tarry
Tarry's ancestor is the Middle English taryen, "a delay."