Await


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AWAIT, crim. law. Seems to signify what is now understood by lying in wait, or way-laying.

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I called to him to await us below, assuring him that he need have no fear of my weapon, since it would harm only my enemies.
Mahtoree betrayed no evidence of his intentions, but rather seemed to await a moment better suited to the crafty policy of his character.
The Siouxes had awaited the issue of the foregoing dialogue with commendable patience.
Now, more than before, the absolute necessity for escape, in so far as Dejah Thoris was concerned, was impressed upon me, for I was convinced that some horrible fate awaited her at the headquarters of Tal Hajus.
"You only breakfast; I await two persons, and the instant they arrive we shall sit down to table."
What these stuffs did there, it was impossible to say; they awaited, while gratifying the eyes, a destination unknown to their owner himself; in the meantime they filled the place with their golden and silky reflections.
I did not dare follow him there beneath the moonlight, since it best suited my plans not to interrupt his--I wished him to reach his destination unsuspecting, that I might learn just where that destination lay and the business that awaited the night prowler there.
As they drew up beside the ledge upon which Thurid awaited them, he in the bow of the boat arose to step ashore, and then I saw that it was none other than Matai Shang, Father of Therns.
She courtesied low to the Queen and awaited permission to speak.
"He has already chosen one, sire, and only awaits your consent."
Werper, from the concealment of a jutting, granite shoulder, watched him pass up from the shadows of the stairway and advance toward the edge of the hill which faced the rim of the valley where the Waziri awaited the signal of their master.
He recalled the scene within the temple when he had lain stretched upon the sacrificial altar, while La, with high-raised dagger, stood above him, and the rows of priests and priestesses awaited, in the ecstatic hysteria of fanaticism, the first gush of their victim's warm blood, that they might fill their golden goblets and drink to the glory of their Flaming God.