verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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Origin of loiter
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OTHER WORDS FROM loiterloi·ter·er, nounloi·ter·ing·ly, adverb
Example sentences from the Web for loiter
We’re loitering up top when we see, rising from behind a knuckle of rock, the telltale dust cloud of our truck spinning its wheels.On mountain bikes in the Utah desert, a college reunion like no other|John Briley|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
They could not have been nicer, and they sent an officer by and presumably told the kids not to loiter in the parking lot, and the kids left the area.Hints From Heloise: A safe Thanksgiving probably won’t be a traditional one|Heloise Heloise|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
Now, with the publication of ‘Loitering,’ the uninitiated can discover what all the fuss is about.Charles D’Ambrosio’s X-Ray Vision Is On Full Display In His New Essay Collection.|Steve Almond|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The issue has quickly turned from the supposed issue at hand—namely, is he "loitering" in a place that forbids it?
An absentee father is loitering about with his son and namesake, Mason Jr., at a deserted concert hall.The Making of ‘Boyhood’: Richard Linklater’s 12-Year Journey to Create An American Masterpiece|Marlow Stern|July 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Nor did we cruise in the singles bar or Christopher Street sense, loitering with sexual intent.
The spotted hawk swoops by and accuses me ... he complains of my gab and my loitering.
That was the result, he thought, of his absurd whim of loitering about Berry town.
A shaft of sunlight had strayed over from the flower field and was loitering on his unpowdered hair, beating it into gold.Through the Gates of Old Romance|W. Jay Mills
Mr. Powell loitering about the skylight wanted his captain off the deck now.Chance|Joseph Conrad
Wood came in presently, and, loitering about, began to talk to him.The Portent and Other Stories|George MacDonald
With reckless hands we spend and waste and chide the flying hours for loitering by the way.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 12 (of 12)|Robert G. Ingersoll