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wait Sentence Examples

  • I can hardly wait for the fun to begin!

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  • You can't wait a moment!

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  • After what seemed like a short wait, they boarded another plane.

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  • I'd wait for him come to us.

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  • The children were hungry and could hardly wait for their father to come.

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  • I can hardly wait for the new baby.

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  • Why wait until tonight?

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  • You'll like it, just wait and see.

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  • My education can wait, she can't.

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  • They will come regularly every evening to particular trees, where the cunning sportsman lies in wait for them, and the distant orchards next the woods suffer thus not a little.

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  • They'll have to wait for water, the same as we did.

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  • "Then we must wait for half an hour," she continued; "but it won't take long, after that, to carry us all to the Emerald City."

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  • You're only joking, I'm afraid-- Just wait till I am bigger.

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  • No, but wait a bit!...

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  • Let us wait until evening.

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  • Wait, for heaven's sake.

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  • In any event, I won't wait so long before I take another.

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  • They will wait, well disposed, for others to remedy the evil, that they may no longer have it to regret.

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  • I called on the king, but he made me wait in his hall, and conducted like a man incapacitated for hospitality.

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  • I'll wait until tomorrow.

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  • Send word to the captain not to wait for me, for I have changed my mind.

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  • You can go wait in the back if you want.

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  • Wait a bit, Kuragin.

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  • In any case, there was nothing that couldn't wait to be discussed at home.

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  • But wait, there's more!

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  • But wait (as they say on late-night TV commercials), there's more!

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  • Could you wait for me here, honey?

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  • Mine makes the servants wait on me and do as I tell them.

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  • I can hardly wait patiently for the time to come when I shall see my dear English friends, and their beautiful island home.

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  • It was very exciting at that season to roam the then boundless chestnut woods of Lincoln--they now sleep their long sleep under the railroad--with a bag on my shoulder, and a stick to open burs with in my hand, for I did not always wait for the frost, amid the rustling of leaves and the loud reproofs of the red squirrels and the jays, whose half-consumed nuts I sometimes stole, for the burs which they had selected were sure to contain sound ones.

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  • Finally, Howie reluctantly agreed to wait a couple of days and see how the situation played out.

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  • The postmaster came in and began obsequiously to beg his excellency to wait only two hours, when, come what might, he would let his excellency have the courier horses.

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  • So why wait for reinforcement?

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  • Chilon was so busy that the messengers had to wait several days before they could see him.

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  • She's such a little beauty I can hardly wait for the sun to set.

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  • You can't wait until you get back.

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  • I determined to go into business at once, and not wait to acquire the usual capital, using such slender means as I had already got.

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  • "Wait," said he, "till the ship arrives, and then we shall know the truth."

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  • I can hardly wait for June to come I am so eager to speak to her and to my precious little sister.

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  • She stopped to wait for him, unsure whether to be happy about his presence or annoyed.

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  • Wait a bit and listen.

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  • "Oh, wait, don't shut the-- " The door to the apartment clicked shut, locking automatically.

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  • Yes. Wait a bit...

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  • "Wait, and I will tell you," said the caliph; and he smiled again.

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  • Wait, we must tie it up again.

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  • No, wait a minute, please.

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  • We'll just wait for her.

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  • If you want to wait until I get off work, I'll try to leave a little early so we won't get back so late.

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  • She could hardly wait to get back to Texas.

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  • I asked about detective Dick and was told to wait outside.

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  • I found that it was as well for me to rest on my oars and wait his reappearing as to endeavor to calculate where he would rise; for again and again, when I was straining my eyes over the surface one way, I would suddenly be startled by his unearthly laugh behind me.

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  • Men generally, under such a government as this, think that they ought to wait until they have persuaded the majority to alter them.

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  • I do not hesitate to say, that those who call themselves Abolitionists should at once effectually withdraw their support, both in person and property, from the government of Massachusetts, and not wait till they constitute a majority of one, before they suffer the right to prevail through them.

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  • Just wait a minute, sir.

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  • The wait was interminable.

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  • Wait a bit, you fellows....

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  • No, wait a bit....

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  • He didn't wait for an answer.

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  • Was he going to wait until later?

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  • At such times they were all glad to wait for him, for continually climbing up stairs is sure to make one's legs ache.

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  • Wait till he rests a while, and then he'll be in a better humor.

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  • Like other kings, he lived in a beautiful palace and had many officers and servants to wait upon him.

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  • Wait for me there.

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  • He said no, it would not be called for about fifteen minutes; so we sat down to wait; but in a moment the man came back and asked Teacher if we would like to go to the train at once.

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  • "Despite my great respect for old Kutuzov," he continued, "we should be a nice set of fellows if we were to wait about and so give him a chance to escape, or to trick us, now that we certainly have him in our hands!

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  • Wait till tomorrow morning, we'll find out everything tomorrow.

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  • "Ask him to wait," and the sound was heard of a chair being pushed back.

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  • 'Please to wait.' 'I've widden twenty miles and have duties to attend to and no time to wait.

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  • "Shall I join the army and enter the service, or wait?" he asked himself for the hundredth time.

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  • "Sonya, wait a bit--we'll pack everything into these," said Natasha.

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  • Oh, yes, in a minute; wait... or no!

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  • Gerasim, being a servant who in his time had seen many strange things, accepted Pierre's taking up his residence in the house without surprise, and seemed pleased to have someone to wait on.

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  • Just you wait a bit!

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  • Looking at his cold face, as he sat like a stern schoolmaster who was prepared to wait awhile for an answer, Pierre felt that every instant of delay might cost him his life; but he did not know what to say.

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  • "Wait a bit," said the old man, and showed Pierre a globe.

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  • But wait a moment, boys...

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  • "Wait a moment, I'll fetch it," said Mademoiselle Bourienne, and she left the room.

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  • "Wait a minute," she said again.

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  • Howie wanted to wait until we were all together.

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  • We just wait until he snatches another child?

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  • I'd planned to wait until Betsy and Molly returned from walking Bumpus but I decided if I had to drive back into downtown Keene, I might as well swing by Wheelock Park Campground as it was on the way, at least sort-of.

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  • It wasn't an invitation but I figured I owed my presence for what I'd learned so far and I couldn't wait to renew our conversation.

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  • I had more than an hour to wait at Philadelphia International Airport.

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  • After an interminable wait a human voice interrupted.

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  • I shall do all I can to interest and stimulate it, and wait for results.

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  • Wait a bit and I'll get round him....

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  • The princess, holding her little dog on her lap with her thin bony hands, looked attentively into Prince Vasili's eyes evidently resolved not to be the first to break silence, if she had to wait till morning.

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  • "Wait a bit, here's a letter for you," said the old man suddenly, taking a letter addressed in a woman's hand from a bag hanging above the table, onto which he threw it.

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  • Dolokhov, who had already changed into a soldier's gray greatcoat, did not wait to be called.

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  • "Wait, haven't you dropped it?" said Rostov, picking up the pillows one at a time and shaking them.

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  • "You just wait a moment, my dear fellow, and listen," interrupted the staff captain in his deep bass, calmly stroking his long mustache.

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  • The adjutant on duty, meeting Prince Andrew, asked him to wait, and went in to the Minister of War.

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  • "Wait, I have not finished..." he said to Prince Andrew, seizing him by the arm, "I believe that intervention will be stronger than nonintervention.

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  • But they heard him at the council of war and will hear him when he talks sense, but to temporize and wait for something now when Bonaparte fears nothing so much as a general battle is impossible.

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  • He said something more, but Rostov did not wait to hear it and rode away.

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  • "Yes, wait a bit," said Denisov, glancing round at the officers, and taking his papers from under his pillow he went to the window, where he had an inkpot, and sat down to write.

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  • Wait a bit, wait....

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  • Wait a bit--I'm coming down.

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  • Of course, if you prefer, we can wait until you come home from work and make it a fun family event.

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  • Yancey didn't get out, but he did wait until she had her car started before he turned his car around and headed back to the house.

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  • May I wait here until then?

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  • You don't have to wait on me hand and foot, you know.

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  • The world can wait for you to sleep for a few hours.

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  • I forced him to wait while we ate a late lunch, early dinner, meal.

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  • When I had made speech my own, I could not wait to go home.

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  • I was very, very sad to part with all of my friends in Boston, but I was so eager to see my baby sister I could hardly wait for the train to take me home.

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  • "Wait!" cried Dolokhov, hammering with the bottle on the window sill to attract attention.

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  • I can hardly wait to take a bath.

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  • One general (an important personage), evidently feeling offended at having to wait so long, sat crossing and uncrossing his legs and smiling contemptuously to himself.

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  • The countess was still unwell and unable to travel but it was impossible to wait for her recovery.

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  • Still, it is better to wait before we rejoice.

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  • Wait until you see what Nina has sewn for you.

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  • Wait a minute, Dulce.

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  • Can't we wait 'till tomorrow?

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  • We had little choice but to wait and see if the weekend presented any answers.

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  • He obviously knew he owed us an explanation but I sensed he would wait us out until someone asked.

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  • But Johnson, and "The Plague" and everything else must wait a few minutes this afternoon, while I say, thank you, my dear Mrs. Hutton....

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  • "My dear," said Princess Mary, addressing her brother from beside the cot where she was standing, "better wait a bit... later..."

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  • Nicholas, not stopping to talk to the man, asked his sister and Petya to wait for him and rode to the spot where the enemy's, Ilagin's, hunting party was.

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  • This time she wasn't going to wait for him to romance her.

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  • I sat nearby but my wait was brief.

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  • Wait, it will come back!

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  • I can't wait any longer.

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  • I didn't wait long.

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  • That's possible but I can't wait to hear what your buddy Howie has to say about it.

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  • Filmmakers such as James Cameron and George Lucas used to talk about putting off film projects to wait for the computer technology to catch up to their visions.

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  • Sometimes, it is true, a sense of isolation enfolds me like a cold mist as I sit alone and wait at life's shut gate.

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  • Wait--just a word!

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  • Just wait, Sofi's text read.

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  • "Wait a little, gentlemen," said he.

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  • Directing Connie to the house would be difficult, but Lisa could wait at the end of the drive.

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  • When he appeared at the door she grew flurried, evidently undecided whether to go to meet him or to wait till he came up.

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  • "You wait a bit," he called after him.

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  • Go in there where they are meeting, and wait for me.

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  • But when he had gone into another room, to which the countess hurriedly followed him, he assumed a grave air and thoughtfully shaking his head said that though there was danger, he had hopes of the effect of this last medicine and one must wait and see, that the malady was chiefly mental, but...

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  • Wait a moment, I'll light a candle.

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  • He paused at the door to wait for her.

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  • "Wait... not now... stop," he mimicked in falsetto.

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  • At least wait until the doctor sees her.

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  • He couldn't wait to get her out of the house.

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  • She'd have to wait, and maybe by that time sanity would have returned.

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  • How long would the Indians wait before they realized they had been fooled?

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  • On Monday, Howie was on time, unusual as I assumed he'd driven his guests back to Massachusetts Sunday afternoon and would wait until early morning to return.

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  • Betsy agreed but suggested we wait until Molly finished her bath so she could speak with her mother first.

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  • Wait a minute, he said just as Jackson answered my cell.

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  • Wait a moment, I'll get my work....

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  • Wait a bit, I have something in view for you this evening.

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  • "Very well, then, be so good as to wait," said Prince Andrew to the general, in Russian, speaking with the French intonation he affected when he wished to speak contemptuously, and noticing Boris, Prince Andrew, paying no more heed to the general who ran after him imploring him to hear something more, nodded and turned to him with a cheerful smile.

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  • One had to wait and endure.

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  • Wait and we shall see!

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  • Only wait till it gets dark and I'll fetch you any of them you want--three if you like.

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  • "Wait?... Hurrah-ah-ah!" shouted Petya, and without pausing a moment galloped to the place whence came the sounds of firing and where the smoke was thickest.

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  • Wait a bit, he is not drunk yet!

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  • I can hardly wait.

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  • Well, show me where you're things are and I'll take them out to my truck while I wait.

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  • Quinn, Martha and especially Betsy looked perturbed at me for not updating them on my tete-a-tete with Howie but that could wait.

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  • But we have a couple of hours to wait.

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  • I don't deserve to be forced to wait.

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  • Wait here, and I'll get you some clothes.

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  • I put my hand on them and I wait for their body to tell me what's wrong.

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  • "We wait," the Black God replied.

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  • Dusty, wait, I'm s…sorry.

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  • "Wait one," Dusty said and whipped out his phone.

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  • Go to the bed and breakfast and wait for me.

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  • I'd hoped not to have to do this, but I can't wait for you to figure it out.

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  • And I can't wait for Jonny to figure out how to do his job.

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  • "We'll wait on that," Jake responded.

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  • Don't wait until tomorrow to go to him or you'll crawl to him on your knees.

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  • I had to wait until you found your Oracle to tell you.

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  • "Sofi, wait," Damian called.

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  • I'll wait 'til you enter the gate.

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  • We'll wait, Jule said.

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  • I'll wait for Pierre to catch up, she said, joining Traci on the couch.

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  • She ceased walking to wait for them to move down the hallway.

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  • "You won't wait a week?" she asked.

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  • "Wait here," one said.

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  • "Deidre, I –" "No, wait.

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  • Though I could always wait until tomorrow, after Darkyn deals with you.

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  • She didn't wait to see if he stayed or went but walked out of her room.

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  • After a short wait, the four were seated in a booth and began to work on chips and salsa as the adults ordered drinks.

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  • They made me wait an hour or so knowing what was coming.

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  • Why can't anyone wait anymore?

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  • Instead, she slipped into bed, and in spite of the early hour, doused the lights and asked that any talk wait until morning.

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  • He didn't have long to wait.

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  • Fine. I can hardly wait to get elected so I can get rid of those two winners you hired before you bailed out.

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  • We could wait until Wednesday.

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  • Now we have to wait until Joseph gets around to leaving and beg a ride down the mountain.

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  • But I've always been content to let someone else wait on me.

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  • While Dean planned to again call the state agencies in an attempt to run down Martha, he didn't have to wait.

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  • The auction crowd could wait a little longer for his chauffeuring gig.

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  • He couldn't wait to list his rusty tins, copper mugs, and brass candle sticks on an Internet auction site.

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  • Dean could barely wait for Cynthia to finish her conversation before he tossed out his inspiration concerning the skeleton.

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  • "Honestly," he said but she continued to wait.

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  • "Wait until I get a speeding ticket and I'll remind you," one lady kidded, reminding Dean of his yet unpaid citation.

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  • "I can hardly wait," Jennifer answered.

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  • He wiggled out of his shirt and placed it over the boy's lifeless face and sat down to wait.

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  • "Don't wait up," he said as he left, knowing she would.

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  • Groucho couldn't wait to leave and after a call-us-if-you-hear-anything speech, he handed out a business card to each of the Deans.

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  • I don't know if I can wait until you beat Fitzgerald in the election.

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  • Much as he disliked making Fred wait, he decided to put off the task until nine o'clock but another phone call forced a change of plans.

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  • Fred O'Connor was instructed to call Jake Weller and tell him where they were located, but Dean couldn't wait.

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  • He was happy to sit on the sidelines and wait for those hard lessons to start.

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  • I'll wait to touch you until after.

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  • "Gabriel, wait!" she called.

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  • "Wait," the Immortal barked.

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  • You will have to wait for my soul to come to her.

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  • She had to wait for the right moment, when she wouldn't risk losing him.

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  • "Wait for –" Cora's words were swallowed by the shock of the cold water.

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  • Maybe the secret could wait until they had built a better foundation.

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  • As much as he hated to admit it, Darkyn wasn't one to wait to claim debts owed him.

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  • It wasn't like in the old house, where she would have slept cold, got up to a colder house and had to start a fire in an old stove, then wait an hour until she could no longer see her breath.

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  • I have a light schedule today anyway... nothing that can't wait.

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  • Probably, but you'd have to wait for this one to get established and then a long time for the others to mature.

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  • They couldn't wait much longer.

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  • Carmen filled out all the necessary paperwork and then settled down for a long wait.

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  • Jonathan wanted to come see him, but she told him to wait until Alex was better.

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  • She leaned over it, unable to wait for him to complete it.

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  • I can hardly wait until you come home.

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  • If it couldn't wait, they would have called me on my cell phone.

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  • He didn't wait for a response but opened a portal and crossed into the mortal world.

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  • That was worth the wait.

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  • I need a few hundred, and I can't wait months.

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  • "We can wait," he said, the edge leaving his voice.

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  • I thought if I had enough band-aids, I'd be able to wait out the politics.

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  • She didn't wait for him but flipped off her sandals and jogged down the beach, towards the abandoned lot nearby.

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  • I'm just gonna sit here and wait for the ocean drown me.

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  • Wait, does this mean you have a tattoo, too?

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  • She'd been freaked out by the in-between place and wanted him to wait until they reached their destination before he had a chance to panic.

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  • Neither did Death sit back and wait to discover the information he needed to do his job.

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  • Kris chuckled, aware his older brother could wait him out.

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  • Completely free, she relaxed and accepted a glass of champagne from one of the wait staff and waded toward the buffet.

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  • You want me to tell Death to wait till you get back?

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  • They wait so long, they forget they can have one, or they choose not to have one, or they simply just don't.

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  • Wait, did you say eternity?

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  • Wait in the kitchen.

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  • "Rhyn, wait!" she called.

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  • If you want to wait for a few minutes, I can pull up their itinerary.

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  • Come. Have some tea while you wait.

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  • "Now, wait, half-brother," Jared said.

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  • You just wait to see what Kris has in store for you.

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  • Darkyn.s features were too shuttered to read, and Kris didn.t wait for him to second-guess anything.

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  • "Wait, Jade," Sasha said, surprised.

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  • I.ll wait while you look around your quarters.

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  • He went to a dark corner in the cafeteria to wait.

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  • "Rhyn, wait!" she said.

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  • The Immortal on the other side of his door was too excited to wait until he entered to shout the news.

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  • "Yes, though Kris said I have to wait for him to wake up and give him a chance to defend himself," Rhyn replied.

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  • Shut it, or you.ll wait in the hall!

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  • Just wait a minute.

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  • He didn.t wait for the shocked leader of the Sanctuary to respond but took Kris into one of the empty rooms and laid him out on the bed.

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