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  • BY NOW, DAVE Anderson had learned that the Fugees' coach had been waylaid en route to the game, and he was curious to see how the competition would fare without help from the sideline.†   (source)
  • I got waylaid.†   (source)
  • In the attack, however, we found the Harkonnens had waylaid the Fremen courier—badly wounded him.†   (source)
  • I've sailed these waters for centuries, waylaying any demigods foolish enough to explore the Mare Nostrum.†   (source)
  • And then Mia's stomach gurgles again, reminding us that we've been waylaid in this garden.†   (source)
  • Instead I glanced around behind me for Chloe, but saw she had been waylaid by a guy in a plaid shirt I didn't recognize.†   (source)
  • But he's waylaid.†   (source)
  • They must make it to Cottonville running by gravity wherever they could; since she had no means of knowing that there was sufficient gasoline in the tank, and it would not do to be overtaken or waylaid.†   (source)
  • The dancing had been going on for over half an hour and every time he tried to get near her either she got waylaid or he did.†   (source)
  • Told her that Cook sent us to get crowleaf from the storage room by the barracks and that Marcus waylaid us on the way back.†   (source)
  • For Isildur was marching north along the east banks of the River, and near the Gladden Fields he was waylaid by the Orcs of the Mountains, and almost all his folk were slain.†   (source)
  • The men of Hushe waylaid Aslam as he walked, whispering bribes of butter and bags of flour if he'd exempt their sons from school.†   (source)
  • We hardly get a few yards down the deck, however, before we're waylaid by Dr. Rajghatta, my dad's boss at the cyclotron, and his pretty wife, Nishi, beaming in a pink sari at his side.†   (source)
  • A Hutu militia group called FNL, a branch of PALIPEHUTU, had waylaid it.†   (source)
  • Waylay him.†   (source)
  • But it was easy to see the widow was restless, and before long she waylaid Grandpa, when he stopped by for his snort, to ask if she could come work at the store.†   (source)
  • I had a late lunch and was going to make some pasta when I got home, but I was waylaid by you.†   (source)
  • However, he'd seen some of the more prominent Vigil members waylaying kids in the corridors, checking on their sales, whispering menacingly to those who had sold only a few boxes.†   (source)
  • What, then, would be their fate, my friends, if an American brig waylaid them at sea and boarded?†   (source)
  • I know a place where we could waylay her, four of us with sharp swords ...†   (source)
  • Late that evening when I was about to return to my observation tent, Ootek waylaid me outside the cabin.†   (source)
  • Took advantage of fog to waylay me.†   (source)
  • None of them could hope to waylay him.†   (source)
  • He waylaid Maria Beaumont during a theater intermission, and before her horrified friends bellowed: "It was a frame.†   (source)
  • She waited near the exit to waylay him and learn more about the event.
  • On Monday, or maybe it was Tuesday, when I finally worked up the nerve to pull up the blackout shade, so late in the afternoon that the light was going, there was a television crew on the street outside my hotel waylaying Christmas tourists.†   (source)
  • As Roran hurried from one chore to another, Katrina waylaid him in an alley.†   (source)
  • For already he knows that the messengers that he sent to waylay the Company have failed again.†   (source)
  • After dinner broke up, Jason and Piper tried to waylay Leo.†   (source)
  • They were not waylaid by pirates or enemies of state.†   (source)
  • Her grandmother had frowned, worried that this foolishness would waylay Mia's recovery.†   (source)
  • All went well that day, and no sight or sound had they of the enemy waiting to waylay them.†   (source)
  • What of our claim for waylaying, wounding, and orc-dragging us through Rohan?†   (source)
  • 'You're Hobbiton-bred and ought to have more sense, coming a-waylaying Mr. Frodo and all.†   (source)
  • But he has to write something, or she will assume he has drowned, or died suddenly of consumption, or been waylaid by thieves.†   (source)
  • And as her gaze fell on us, a chill passed through me, much like the one I'd felt years ago that time we'd waylaid her outside the main house.†   (source)
  • I used to hang around her school at day's end, positioning myself on park benches, in spots where I might waylay her — no, where I might have been recognized by her, though there was scant chance of that.†   (source)
  • They pester the Government with petitions for her release, and will attempt in the name of charity to waylay and conscript you.†   (source)
  • Which was why I didn't fret about the snippy pre-printed note Housekeeping had slid under my door (Dear Guest, we made an attempt to service your room but were unfortunately unable to gain access to...), why I was more than happy to venture into the hall in my bathrobe and waylay the chambermaid with a sinister armload of waterlogged towels —every towel in the room was soaked, I'd rolled my coat in them to help press the water out, pinkish marks on some of them that I hadn't really noticed before I — fresh towels?†   (source)
  • He makes his way stealthily down the front stairs, but not stealthily enough: his landlady has taken to waylaying him on some trivial matter or another, and she glides out from the parlour now, in her faded black silk and lace collar, clutching her customary handkerchief in one thin hand, as if tears are never far off.†   (source)
  • Josef waylays me outside the museum and announces I have driven him to despair: because of the way I've treated him, he is leaving Toronto forever.†   (source)
  • I turned my head, looking for Emily, but she'd been waylaid by a loud girl named Helena we knew from the Models who, from the looks of it, was yelling in her ear.†   (source)
  • Eragon did his best to avoid brooding upon Murtagh or their shared parents, but such thoughts often waylaid him when he least expected it.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Near Dras-Leona, the Ra'zac waylay Eragon and his companions, and Brom is mortally wounded while protecting Eragon.†   (source)
  • We may well be seen by watchers on that narrow path, and waylaid by some evil; but the weather may prove a more deadly enemy than any.†   (source)
  • The marauding orcs had been waylaid and almost all destroyed; the remnant had fled westward towards the mountains, and were being pursued.†   (source)
  • Two black men, even dressed as finely as they were, could easily be waylaid, kidnapped, and sold into slavery.†   (source)
  • But the main strength of the Rohirrim that remained horsed and able to fight, some three thousand under the command of Elfhelm, should waylay the West Road against the enemy that was in Anorien.†   (source)
  • He had thought that this was some last trick of Saruman's, to waylay the king while he had only a few men about him; but it seemed that there would be no need to die in Theoden's defence, not yet at any rate.†   (source)
  • He died to save us, my kinsman Meriadoc and myself, waylaid in the woods by the soldiery of the Dark Lord; and though he fell and failed, my gratitude is none the less.†   (source)
  • For a strong force of Orcs and Easterlings attempted to take their leading companies in an ambush; and that was in the very place where Faramir had waylaid the men of Harad, and the road went in a deep cutting through an out-thrust of the eastward hills.†   (source)
  • I looked at the white faces of Pease and Reynolds; I imagined their waylaying me, killing me.†   (source)
  • 'What is the truth of it all?' demanded Miss Ellie Henderson waylaying Poirot.†   (source)
  • Could I waylay some knight even if I am mounted on an ambling pad, and take his weapons by force?†   (source)
  • Now and then thoughts of his wife waylaid him, but he brushed them aside each time.†   (source)
  • As if a new idea had just waylaid him, Tarrou struck his forehead.†   (source)
  • The blighter waylaid the pilot, knocked him out, pinched his kit, and climbed into the cockpit without a soul spotting him.†   (source)
  • She gazed at him for a moment, then turning sharply round upon Dahnash said: "Look, 0 accursed, and be not the basest of madmen; I am a maid, yet my heart he hath waylaid."†   (source)
  • I remember how I remained one afternoon when school was out and waited for the teacher, waylaid him (he was a smallish man who always looked dusty, as if he had been born and lived all his life in attics and store rooms) and stepped out.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • She had waited to waylay me, I decided.†   (source)
  • Three charming girls from the Bureau of Propaganda by Synthetic Voice waylaid him as he stepped out of the lift.†   (source)
  • It will then be obvious what discomfort attends death, even modern death, when it waylays you under such conditions in a dry place.†   (source)
  • "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.†   (source)
  • The General Court has accordingly given sacred orders to Master Malachi Huscott, of the brig Porpoise, to waylay thesaid We/tiome slyly as near the Cape of Cod as may be.†   (source)
  • What of his bushwhacking and waylaying tactics, the young dogs were afraid to run by themselves.†   (source)
  • She knows that the King is capable of having her waylaid and searched.†   (source)
  • Shall I go waylay him and run my sword through him?†   (source)
  • They might as well waylay Mr. Fogg and put his money in their pockets!†   (source)
  • She asked him to pardon her for waylaying him at such an unseemly time.†   (source)
  • How many a one has fooled his dear,
    Waylaying and betraying!†   (source)
  • That young husband was waylaid and impressed, and sent to sea.†   (source)
  • Twice she has been waylaid.†   (source)
  • Raymie waylaid them in the hall and secretly informed Carol that she musn't mind the traveling salesman's coarseness—he belonged to the hwa pollwa.†   (source)
  • Ashore in a criminal case will an upright judge allow himself off the bench to be waylaid by some tender kinswoman of the accused seeking to touch him with her tearful plea?†   (source)
  • But, man, you mean these robbers waylay an outfit, kill them, steal the hides, burn the camp, and drive off to let the dirty work be blamed on Indians?†   (source)
  • Then, with such patience as I could command, I collected a quantity of fruit, and waylaid and killed two rabbits with my last three cartridges.†   (source)
  • The next night he was waylaid just outside Paris by the valets of Marquis de St. Cyr, and ignominiously thrashed—thrashed like a dog within an inch of his life—because he had dared to raise his eyes to the daughter of the aristocrat.†   (source)
  • I must go up the road and waylay him.†   (source)
  • I failed to find Lord Hilton at his house, but I was told he was expected from London by the six o'clock train from Waterloo; and as it was then about a quarter past five, I went home, had some tea, and walked up to the station to waylay him.†   (source)
  • Another thing, I remember—he made some sign—some motion while I was calling him names, and I believe that was to keep those other men back.... I believe Riggs had a plan with those other men to waylay Nell and make off with her.†   (source)
  • She would waylay him in the street and, knowing she had been waiting about for him to come out of the hospital for a couple of hours, he would give her a few charming, friendly words and bolt off with the excuse that he had a business engagement.†   (source)
  • He did not care to be seen watch in hand within view of the hotel, and his unaided reckoning of the lapse of time led him to conclude that, if Madame Olenska was so long in reappearing, it could only be because she had met the emissary and been waylaid by him.†   (source)
  • He waylaid other boys as they came, and went on buying tickets of various colors ten or fifteen minutes longer.†   (source)
  • Some poor villagers had been waylaid and robbed while on their way to Doramin's house with a few pieces of gum or beeswax which they wished to exchange for rice.†   (source)
  • "But aren't they always waylaying you to go out with them, dear?" said the little lady inquisitively.†   (source)
  • As soon as Jim, with Tamb' Itam at his heels, had started upon his evening rounds, I went up to the house alone, and, unexpectedly, found myself waylaid by the girl, who had been clearly waiting for this opportunity.†   (source)
  • Carol thought of Bea and waylaid them: "But isn't it possibly the fault of the mistresses if the maids are ungrateful?†   (source)
  • A nocturnal newspaper reporter, mistaking my brother for the traffic manager, to whom he bears a slight resemblance, waylaid and tried to interview him.†   (source)
  • Waylay people—that's mostly the way.†   (source)
  • A puppy alone by the river bank meant a puppy dead or a puppy that aroused the camp with its shrill pain and terror as it fled back from the wolf-cub that had waylaid it.†   (source)
  • The earth is so small that I was afraid of, some day, being waylaid by a blear-eyed, swollen-faced, besmirched loafer, with no soles to his canvas shoes, and with a flutter of rags about the elbows, who, on the strength of old acquaintance, would ask for a loan of five dollars.†   (source)
  • Chauvelin—when he waylaid Lord Tony and Sir Andrew Ffoulkes in the coffee-room of "The Fisherman's Rest"—had obtained possession of all the plans of this latest expedition.†   (source)
  • That he, a plebeian, had dared to love the daughter of the aristocrat; for that he was waylaid and thrashed ...thrashed like a dog within an inch of his life!†   (source)
  • not to go out of town without removing their furniture to upholsterers' warehouses for security; the highwayman in the dark was a City tradesman in the light, and, being recognised and challenged by his fellow-tradesman whom he stopped in his character of "the Captain," gallantly shot him through the head and rode away; the mail was waylaid by seven robbers, and the guard shot three dead, and then got shot dead himself by the other four, "in consequence of the failure of his ammunition:" after which the mail was robbed in peace; that magnificent potentate, the Lord Mayor of London, was made to stand and deliver on Turnham Green, by one highwayman, who despoiled the illustriou†   (source)
  • It is probable that Judith Hutter has no husband to slay, and you may never have a chance to waylay one, else would I tell her of your threat, in the first conversation I held with the gal." March released his grip, and sat regarding the other in silent astonishment.†   (source)
  • Accordingly, the wags claimed that this slippery rascal had waylaid some passing telegram and was making the most of it.†   (source)
  • He waylays the smaller boys to punch their unprotected heads, and calls challenges after me in the open streets.†   (source)
  • After giving me the plan of this house, doubtless hoping I should kill the count and he thus become his heir, or that the count would kill me and I should be out of his way, he waylaid me, and has murdered me.†   (source)
  • Ay, sir,' he continued, bending eagerly forward, and addressing Nicholas, as he marked the change of his countenance, 'to restore a parent his child; his son, sir; trepanned, waylaid, and guarded at every turn by you, with the base design of robbing him some day of any little wretched pittance of which he might become possessed.'†   (source)
  • But Philip watched the surgeon out of the house, and waylaid Mr. Stelling to ask the very question that Tom had not dared to ask for himself.†   (source)
  • These licks are great places of resort with the hunters, who waylay their game near the paths that lead to them.†   (source)
  • Naught is such queenlike 1940
    For a woman to handle, though peerless she be,
    That a weaver of peace the life should waylay,
    For a shame that was lying, of a lief man of men;
    But the kinsman of Hemming, he hinder'd it surely.†   (source)
  • Her frequent forgetfulness of this admonition intensified her startled manner, since Mr Flintwinch's habit of avenging himself on her remissness by making springs after her on the staircase, and shaking her, occasioned her to be always nervously uncertain when she might be thus waylaid next.†   (source)
  • He has been twice waylaid, as if by footpads, and his person rigorously searched under my own inspection.†   (source)
  • Then Mahbub Ali rolled across the serai to the Gate of the Harpies who paint their eyes and trap the stranger, and was at some pains to call on the one girl who, he had reason to believe, was a particular friend of a smooth-faced Kashmiri pundit who had waylaid his simple Balti in the matter of the telegrams.†   (source)
  • My beloved reader has no doubt in the course of his experience been waylaid by many such a luckless companion.†   (source)
  • This was not the first attempt of these daring Indians, for more than once they had waylaid trains on the road.†   (source)
  • He could not have failed to anticipate—and events have proved that he did not fail to anticipate—the waylayings to which he was subjected.†   (source)
  • At this he waylaid a cowering hillman among the trees, and after three minutes' talk and a little silver (one cannot be economical upon State service, though Hurree's heart bled at the waste) the eleven coolies and the three hangers-on reappeared.†   (source)
  • They'll still my steps waylay!†   (source)
  • She's to meet the Sarpent an hour hence, on the p'int where Hetty landed, and no doubt she has her anxiety about it, like any other woman; but she'd be all the happier did she know that her lover was at this moment waylaying a Mingo for his scalp.†   (source)
  • The whole business of the human race, between London and Dover, being spoliation, Mr Dorrit was waylaid at Dartford, pillaged at Gravesend, rifled at Rochester, fleeced at Sittingbourne, and sacked at Canterbury.†   (source)
  • D—, I presume, is not altogether a fool, and, if not, must have anticipated these waylayings, as a matter of course.†   (source)
  • Greg, I'm gonna waylay you for five minutes.†   (source)
  • After that, though, he never waylaid me again.†   (source)
  • Now,
    my father kept a Phoenician woman in his house,
    beautiful, tall and skilled at weaving lovely things,
    and her rascal countrymen lusted to seduce her, yes,
    and lost no time—she was washing clothes when one of them
    waylaid her beside their ship, in a long deep embrace
    that can break a woman's will, even the best alive.†   (source)
  • Quick, fetch me a swift ship and twenty men—
    I'll waylay him from ambush, board him coming back
    in the straits between Ithaca and rocky Same.†   (source)
  • Outside la Maison Claire Blazes Boylan waylaid Jack Mooney's brother-in-law, humpy, tight, making for the liberties.†   (source)
  • Though unusual in the Dublin area he knew that it was not by any means unknown for desperadoes who had next to nothing to live on to be abroad waylaying and generally terrorising peaceable pedestrians by placing a pistol at their head in some secluded spot outside the city proper, famished loiterers of the Thames embankment category they might be hanging about there or simply marauders ready to decamp with whatever boodle they could in one fell swoop at a moment's notice, your money or your life, leaving you there to point a moral, gagged and garrotted.†   (source)
  • 'I will waylay thee going home; where if it be thy chance to kill me,'— FABIAN.†   (source)
  • Don Quixote was amazed to hear Roque utter such excellent and just sentiments, for he did not think that among those who followed such trades as robbing, murdering, and waylaying, there could be anyone capable of a virtuous thought, and he said in reply, "Señor Roque, the beginning of health lies in knowing the disease and in the sick man's willingness to take the medicines which the physician prescribes; you are sick, you know what ails you, and heaven, or more properly speaking God, who is our physician, will administe†   (source)
  • Falstaff, Bardolph, Peto, and Gadshill, shall rob those men that we have already waylaid: yourself and I will not be there; and when they have the booty, if you and I do not rob them, cut this head off from my shoulders.†   (source)
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