waiting


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Synonyms for waiting

an act or the time of waiting

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Synonyms for waiting

the act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something)

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being and remaining ready and available for use

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He was on the other side of the platform, miss; waiting for the train from London.
The faces of the unimportant people awaiting their turn for an audience showed embarrassment and servility; the faces of those of higher rank expressed a common feeling of awkwardness, covered by a mask of unconcern and ridicule of themselves, their situation, and the person for whom they were waiting.
Then suddenly the grating sound of a harsh voice was heard from the other side of the door, and the officer- with pale face and trembling lips- came out and passed through the waiting room, clutching his head.
But a man who is worth having is worth waiting for.
Crayford, waiting for the return of her husband as patiently as she could, was startled by feeling a hand suddenly laid on her shoulder.
Returning to the cab, Geoffrey found the lad steadily waiting at his post.
The lad, waiting in the front garden, followed her.
He flung a light cloak over her shoulders and put her in a waiting cab.
Lady Lydiard closed the door again, with a compassionate sigh for Tommie, and walked slowly to and fro in her spacious drawing-room, waiting for the steward's return.
After waiting a little till the foreigner had slowly passed out of sight, I rang the gate bell.
Accordingly, while I was waiting, I took out my card and wrote under my name "On important business.
Satisfied with their work, they sat on the grass waiting for Pinocchio to give his last gasp.
Tired of waiting, the Assassins called to him mockingly: "Good-by till tomorrow.
Whilst he was thus waiting an old man leading a hind came towards him.
Other times, we are waiting for a crush to pass by and wave at you.