• WordNet 3.6
    • n tarriance the act of tarrying
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tarriance The act or time of tarrying; delay; lateness. "And after two days' tarriance there, returned."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tarriance A tarrying; delay.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tarriance tar′i-ans (arch.) act of tarrying, delay.
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In literature:

I must have your Highness back to your tent, and that without further tarriance.
"The Talisman" by Sir Walter Scott
After having finished the service in Yorkshire, I have had a week's tarriance at Harrowgate.
"Memoir and Diary of John Yeardley, Minister of the Gospel" by John Yeardley
I must have your highness back to your tent without further tarriance.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol VIII" by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
Making these Tents stronger or slighter, according to the time of their tarriance.
"An Historical Relation Of The Island Ceylon In The East Indies" by Robert Knox
Seeing him come and somewhat provoked at his long tarriance, she began to rail at him, saying, 'Devil take the man!
"The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio" by Giovanni Boccaccio