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loiter
 v.  stand idly about; linger aimlessly; proceed slowly or with many stops
Classic Sentence: (38 in 3 pages)
1  The weather being dark, and piercing cold, he had no great temptation to loiter.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
2  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
Get Context   In Chapter 4. Sir Henry Baskerville
3  Their quarrels on this subject passed the boundary of the close-growing cedars, and were heard in the street by whoever wished to loiter and listen.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 5. Cuzak's Boys: II
4  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
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
5  "Soon's Ah kick dis black trash outer mah way," answered Mammy loudly, swinging the carpetbag at a black buck who loitered tantalizingly in front of her and making him leap aside.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
6  Yankee soldiers loitered everywhere and Scarlett looked at them uncertainly, some of her courage deserting her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
7  Crows loitered and gossiped in the sky.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
8  Like a child who has no one to play with she loitered through the dark hall.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
9  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
Get Context   In X
10  He loitered in a fever of eagerness for the division commander to apply to him.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 6
11  Tom was in attendance, and loitered about until the expected train came in.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER X
12  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
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIX
13  The reddleman left the house and loitered on the hill adjoining.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 10 A Desperate Attempt at Persuasion
14  We loitered the morning away in the garden.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In X. THE ADVENTURE OF THE GOLDEN PINCE-NEZ
15  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
Get Context   In Chapter 2
Example Sentence:
1  The policeman told him not to loiter in the alley.
2  A dozen students loiter on a wall waiting to relieve staff from the trauma at the Ebola hotline they are manning.
3  We'll be left behind if we loiter.
4  The girl loitered on her way home.
5  A gang of youths were loitering outside the cinema.