And I'm waiting on those upside surprises I was promised by the bill's supporters.
He will find himself in a waiting room, flipping through magazines with neither text nor images.
The larger problem with president's waiting strategy is that anger is spreading beyond the gay-activist community.
Instead of waiting for the crew to come to them, they would go track them down.
Instead, it was as if the world had been waiting expectantly to hear him.
I left the station-master's office, and found the poor Alsatian waiting at the door.
It was they, walking very slowly, as if waiting for the news.
"I shall not keep you waiting, Monsieur," was the Vicomte's answer.
I know you and others think that this waiting is to go on for ever.
As a rule, he accompanies his master to all dinner-parties to assist in waiting.
c.1200, "to watch with hostile intent, lie in wait for," from Old North French waitier "to watch" (Old French gaitier, Modern French guetter), from Frankish *wahton (cf. Dutch wacht "a watching," Old High German wahten, German wachten "to watch, to guard;" Old High German wahhon "to watch, be awake," Old English wacian "to be awake;" see wake (v.)). General sense of "remain in some place" is from late 14c.; that of "to see to it that something occurs" is late 14c. Meaning "to stand by in attendance on" is late 14c.; specific sense of "serve as an attendant at a table" is from 1560s. Related: Waited; waiting.
To wait (something) out "endure a period of waiting" is recorded from 1909, originally American English, in reference to baseball batters trying to draw a base on balls. Waiting game is recorded from 1890. Waiting room is attested from 1680s. Waiting list is recorded from 1897; the verb wait-list "to put (someone) on a waiting list" is recorded from 1960.
early 13c., "a watcher, onlooker," from Old North French wait, Old French gaite, from gaitier (see wait (v.)). From late 14c. as "an ambush, a trap" (as in lie in wait).