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tarries

noun
plural of tarry

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(Entry 1 of 2)

a temporary residing as another's guest
  • a fable about the tarry of two Americans in a Scottish village that every century magically comes into existence for a day

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tarries

verb
present tense third-person singular of tarry

Synonyms & Antonyms of tarries (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to continue to be in a place for a significant amount of time
  • upon seeing the sun beginning to sink in the sky, we realized we had tarried too long on the summit of the mountain

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3 to reside as a temporary guest
  • he tarried with us all summer, sleeping on the screened-in porch most nights

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“Tarries.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/tarries. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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