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Synonyms for tarry

Synonyms for tarry

to go or move slowly so that progress is hindered

to stop temporarily and remain, as if reluctant to leave

to continue to be in a place

Synonyms for tarry

leave slowly and hesitantly


having the characteristics of pitch or tar

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I shall not tarry to speak of the handsome Lago di Gardi; its stately castle that holds in its stony bosom the secrets of an age so remote that even tradition goeth not back to it; the imposing mountain scenery that ennobles the landscape thereabouts; nor yet of ancient Padua or haughty Verona; nor of their Montagues and Capulets, their famous balconies and tombs of Juliet and Romeo et al.
Abner, set the Captain at liberty; and now, if you will tarry until I am ready to draw nigher to the settlements, you shall both have the benefit of carriage; if not, never say that you did not get a friendly offer.
Friend, you are at liberty to go into the settlements, and there I would advise you to tarry, as men like me who make but few contracts, do not relish the custom of breaking them so easily.
Would you leave us to go with this young man into the settled countries, or will you tarry and share the little we have to give, but which to you we give so freely?
Contract notice: Various construction projects of the department of civil engineering, maintenance, disposal of tarry road construction.
Warwickshire Taverners Trophy Week Ten July 14 - KPMG 153 for 4 in 16 overs (Ben Tarry 35, Surinder Matharu 35) beat No 5 Chambers 78 all out (James Boreham 3 for 7, Ben Tarry 2 for 6) by 75 runs July 15 - DAC Beachcroft 145 for 7 in 16 overs (A Sinclair 35*, C Mulvihill 3 for 10) lost to Gately 146 for 4 (J Richards 35*) by 5 wickets July 16 - Mainstay Group 169 for 4 in 16 overs (Charles Lucas 36*, Abbas 30*) beat Higgs and Sons 50 all out in 7.
Then new director Alice Tarry went on Facebook to answer complaints, but insulted customers while asking pals for backing.
Best of Suffolk Director Alex Tarry said: “We are absolutely delighted to have been shortlisted for this award.
In the village's downtown, Marie Batali and Joe Bastianich opened Tarry Lodge eatery on Mill Street.
Salford City Reds have made long-serving chief executive David Tarry redundant.
Hayley Tarry turned to benefits fiddling after spending her winnings on property, paying off debts and treating her family.
After the three baristas delivered their presentations, the winner was announced as 19 year-old Jack Tarry, who has worked as a trainee barista since September 2007 in Esquires in Harlow, Essex.
SOUTH AFRICA Sean Tarry, whose National Colour finished runner-up to Borderlescott in last year's rearranged Nunthorpe at Newmarket, is again targeting the big York sprint, this time with Mythical Flight, who is also set to take in Royal Ascot, writes Michael Clower.
TSgt Tarry Brindle, an evaluator from the Weapons Standardization Section, was also present.
John Tarry and his sister Liz Robinson also travelled to Wembley to watch the final before returning to St Helens in time for the victory parade.