March 1, 2019
___ To tarry is is to take extra time, or to delay.
Pronounced [TAIR-ee], this word represents a slow down regarding immediate situations. One might “tarry” to simply dawdle, or to imbibe in the atmosphere.
Dictionary.com defines “tarry” as:
1. to remain or stay, as in a place; sojourn
2. to delay or be tardy in acting, starting, coming, etc.; linger or loiter.
3. to wait.
● Eileen tarried in San Francisco before driving to Sonoma Valley.
● George arrived early to Union Station, to pick up a newspaper and tarry at the Metro Bar before he caught the train.
● When it came time to leave from their week long visit, Madeline’s parents tarried on the front porch spouting thank you’s and reminisces. They finally hugged goodbye and proceeded to their car.
A person who tends to tarry, by the by, is “tarrysome.”
Where do you tend to tarry ?
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