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Definitionto stop someone (without their forewarning) to attack them or to talk
- For already he knows that the messengers that he sent to waylay the Company have failed again.3.5 -- Book 3 Chapter 5 -- The White Rider (52% in)
- I do not wish to see it, or touch it, or know more of it than I know (which is enough), lest peril perchance waylay me and I fall lower in the test than Frodo son of Drogo.4.5 -- Book 4 Chapter 5 -- The Window on the West (97% in)
There are no more uses of "waylay" in The Two Towers.
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