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tarry

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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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tarry

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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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2 to move or act slowly

  • the dean tarried in making his decision, still not sure if he should suspend the student or not
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drag one's feet (also drag one's heels), drop behind, fall behind, hang fire, mark time, take one's time

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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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crash [slang], sojourn, stay, visit

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