LOITER's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of loiter
Definition:
v. stand idly about; linger aimlessly; proceed slowly or with many stops
v. to stand about without any aim or purpose; to stand about idly; to linger; to hang around
Example:
The policeman told him not to loiter in the alley.
A dozen students loiter on a wall waiting to relieve staff from the trauma at the Ebola hotline they are manning.
Sentence in Classic:
So wily was he that he had not trusted himself upon foot, but he had availed himself of a cab so that he could loiter behind or dash past them and so escape their notice.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle Context
Stewards in evening dress, old Belvedereans, loitered in groups about the entrance to the theatre and ushered in the visitors with ceremony.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
We loitered along in front of them, and Dora often stopped to admire this one or that one, and I stopped to admire the same one, and Dora, laughing, held the dog up childishly, to smell the flowers; and if we were not all three in Fairyland, certainly I was.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
But after dinner, when I made him take his pipe, and when I had loitered with him about the forge, and when we sat down together on the great block of stone outside it, we got on better.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
She had loitered for a few paces as though irresolute, and making up her mind to advance; but the sound determined her, and she stepped into the hall.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
Usually it loiters; but just when one has come to count upon its slowness, it may suddenly break into a wild irrational gallop.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
Yes, he had followed me in my travels; he had loitered in forests, hid himself in caves, or taken refuge in wide and desert heaths; and he now came to mark my progress and claim the fulfilment of my promise.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
But Scarlett loitered, wondering how to bring up the subject of Ashley without permitting Gerald to suspect her motive.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
For there and then, for several consecutive years, Moby Dick had been periodically descried, lingering in those waters for awhile, as the sun, in its annual round, loiters for a predicted interval in any one sign of the Zodiac.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
He did not lead the way, however, he directed the way; and he himself loitered behind with the lovers, who had betrayed a disposition to linger and hold themselves apart.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin Context