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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To stay for a time; A stay or sojourn

Watch out! You may see this word with another pronunciation and its meaning is then different.
Used as a verb, listen here, it means: To stay for a time; A stay or sojourn. Used as an adjective, listen here, it means: Smeared or covered with or as if with a black sticky substance.; Having a black sticky-like quality.

Usage examples (33)
  • My evil genius Procrastination has whispered me to tarry 'til a more convenient season.
  • At the word "tarry" Olga could not refrain from tears.
  • He admonished them to "tarry" until an enduement came to them.
  • But this is the reason why the Lord told his disciples to go back to Jerusalem and to "tarry" there. for more
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  • ''tarry" is a heteronym, which means you may find it with different pronunciations and different meanings.
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