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waylay
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The Hobbit
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  • It was they who told me that three of them had come down from the mountains and settled in the woods not far from the road; they had frightened everyone away from the district, and they waylaid strangers.
  • "It is true that we were wrongfully waylaid by the Elven-king and imprisoned without cause as we journeyed back to our own land," answered Thorin.

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  • I worried that the gang might be waiting outside to waylay me.
  • She waited near the exit to waylay him and learn more about the event.

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