His appointment was for noon; he tarries, I fear, in the city.
He avoids the populous cities, and tarries not in the smiling villages.
“He tarries long,” she said throwing a mass of auburn curls from a broad, low brow.
She waits for Doon, her friend, but he tarries long and does not come.
But the Bridegroom tarries, and while He tarries the business of the night must go on.
But he, the man-child glorious,— Where tarries he the while?
In the vestibule of one of the houses of spiritism, he tarries a spell and parleys with the servant.
If he tarries on the road, it will be at his peril; and give my compliments to Mr. Ferguson—or stay—Archie, write a word yourself.
“Life flies apace and tarries not an hour,” she said, translating to me.
Large is his score who tarries through the day, Who goes the soonest has the least to pay.
early 14c., "to delay, retard," of uncertain origin. Some suggest a connection to Latin tardare "to delay," or Old English tergan "to vex, irritate." Intransitive meaning "to linger" is attested from late 14c.