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used in The Fellowship of the Ring

3 uses
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to stop someone (without their forewarning) to attack them or to talk
  • 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.
    1.2 -- Book 1 Chapter 2 -- The Shadow of the Past (46% in)
  • 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.
    2.3 -- Book 2 Chapter 3 -- The Ring Goes South (66% in)
  • The marauding orcs had been waylaid and almost all destroyed; the remnant had fled westward towards the mountains, and were being pursued.
    2.6 -- Book 2 Chapter 6 -- Lothlorien (85% in)

There are no more uses of "waylay" in The Fellowship of the Ring.

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