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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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But hee the seventh from thee, whom thou beheldst The onely righteous in a World perverse, And therefore hated, therefore so beset With Foes for daring single to be just, And utter odious Truth, that God would come To judge them with his Saints: Him the most High Rapt in a balmie Cloud with winged Steeds Did, as thou sawst, receave, to walk with God High in Salvation and the Climes of bliss, Exempt from Death; to shew thee what reward Awaits the good, the rest what punishment; Which now direct thine eyes and soon behold.
But how do you look upon the fate, sir, which awaits you?
His return to the place of tragedy, and on to the capital where the deserted palace awaits him with its memories, his endless seeking for the soul of his beloved, her discovery by the priest of Tao in that island of P`eng Lai where --
Monsieur de Treville awaits Monsieur d'Artagnan," cried a servant, throwing open the door of the cabinet.
When the police is at fault, it declares that it is on the track; and the government patiently awaits the day when it comes to say, with a sneaking air, that the track is lost.
You seem to be a sensible person, do then as I bid you; strip, leave your raft to drive before the wind, and swim to the Phaeacian coast where better luck awaits you.
Sun Tzu said: Whoever is first in the field and awaits the coming of the enemy, will be fresh for the fight; whoever is second in the field and has to hasten to battle will arrive exhausted.
Lily-Bell is safe," replied the Brownie; "come, you shall learn the trial that awaits you.
And now," replied D'Artagnan, "behold the sad spectacle that awaits us.
My child, my child, how many a pang awaits thy gentle spirit, and I the cause of all
That bird," remarked Eurylochus, "knows more than we do about what awaits us at the palace.
He has already chosen one, sire, and only awaits your consent.