For a moment it was the 1950s again and I was lurking through the jungles in search of human prey.
lurking not far beneath the prettiness lies the real Pagford—a dystopia that would take a wizard to set right.
Can you imagine Walters, his executive-producing partner, post-May 16, lurking with him behind the cameras?
The impulses and fantasies are always there, lurking about, but our self-policing mechanisms prevent us from expressing them.
As well, there is a country singer, a former drifter, a mourning widower, and, lurking through it all, a cougar.
I had a lurking doubt that he was rebuking me for my vanity.
There are Greek warriors hidden in this horse, or else some other mischief is lurking there.
Into his expression came a lurking, half-shy ghost of winsomeness.
All this, however, is not incompatible with a lurking insanity.
Have you been lurking about the school all that time and never came and asked good old Mary Ann for something decent to eat?
c.1300, lurken "to hide, lie hidden," probably from Scandinavian (cf. dialectal Norwegian lurka "to sneak away," dialectal Swedish lurka "to be slow in one's work"), perhaps ultimately related to Middle English luren "to frown, lurk" (see lower (v.2)). Related: Lurked; lurking.
The activity of one of the "silent majority" in a electronic forum such as Usenet; posting occasionally or not at all but reading the group's postings regularly. This term is not pejorative and indeed is casually used reflexively: "Oh, I'm just lurking". Often used in "the lurkers", the hypothetical audience for the group's flamage-emitting regulars.
Lurking and reading the FAQ are recommended netiquette for beginners who need to learn the history and practises of the group before posting.