And yet, in a way, waiting this long might have been an advantage.
That's what you get for waiting so long.
At home, presents were under the tree, waiting for their return.
Headlights were backed up as far as the eye could see, waiting impatiently for someone to direct them away from the gridlock.
Waiting until Yancey disappeared down the path, she walked over to the desk.
By the time he returned, she was waiting at her car.
After weeks of tense waiting to see if she passed, she finally reached her goal.
Were the Indians waiting in desert ahead?
What are you waiting for?
Without waiting for an answer, he turned to Cassie.
She followed Cade up the steps and across the wide porch, waiting as he unlocked the door.
Claudette and Carl were waiting patiently in the dining room when Cynthia and Cade entered.
She turned and headed for the house without waiting for an answer.
She didn't know the call had gone through because I was waiting for her to stop talking.
Are you still there, waiting for me to come to you?
I considered waiting until morning before speaking to my wife but I knew I wouldn't sleep anyway.
The sun lingered on the horizon, as if waiting for the closing clouds.
The sense grew stronger as she led them down the hall past a waiting room and nurse's station towards the quiet hallway lined by patients' rooms, each housing four to five patients.
Listen … listen … listen … He slapped his forehead with his palm in a rhythmic beat, waiting for some sort of divine inspiration.
"We've been waiting for you," the blond-haired Guardian said in a light Irish lilt.
I've been waiting here for you to call.
There was no sneaking in with a butler and maid waiting at the door.
So don't let us keep it waiting a single minute.
Perhaps the wolf was waiting to spring upon him.
It was waiting in the river.
So I'm waiting to see him.
I spend less time waiting for Excel to do a recalculation of my formulas today than I did on my 386 in the 1990s, even though my spreadsheets are thousands of times more complex.
Monarchies with any real, significant power are just waiting out the clock.
I shall be so disappointed if my little plans fail, because I have wanted for a long time to do something for the poor little ones who are waiting to enter the kindergarten.
I found Mrs. Keller and Mr. James Keller waiting for me.
Until that day my mind had been like a darkened chamber, waiting for words to enter and light the lamp, which is thought....
At other times watching from the observatory of some cliff or tree, to telegraph any new arrival; or waiting at evening on the hill-tops for the sky to fall, that I might catch something, though I never caught much, and that, manna-wise, would dissolve again in the sun.
I think that it is enough if they have God on their side, without waiting for that other one.
Prince Hippolyte laughed spasmodically as he stood in the porch waiting for the vicomte whom he had promised to take home.
The coach with six horses was waiting at the porch.
All along the sides of the road fallen horses were to be seen, some flayed, some not, and broken-down carts beside which solitary soldiers sat waiting for something, and again soldiers straggling from their companies, crowds of whom set off to the neighboring villages, or returned from them dragging sheep, fowls, hay, and bulging sacks.