wait (v.) Old form(s): waite, wayted
be in attendance, do service
1H4 I.ii.69[Falstaff to Prince Hal, on being a hangman] in some sort it jumps with my humour - as well as waiting in the court
2H6 IV.i.62[Suffolk to Lieutenant] in our voiding lobby hast thou stood / And duly waited for my coming forth
LLL V.ii.401[Berowne to Rosaline] Nor never more in Russian habit wait
RJ I.iii.104[Servingman to Lady Capulet] I must hence to wait
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