staying

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: stāʹĭng, IPA(key): /ˈsteɪ.ɪŋ/
  • Rhymes: -eɪɪŋ
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: stay‧ing

Verb[edit]

staying

  1. present participle of stay

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Noun[edit]

staying (plural stayings)

  1. A stay or visit.
    • 1907, The National Review (volume 48, page 135)
      The years that follow are chiefly noteworthy for his intercourse with four clever girl cousins called Southall, and sundry stayings at Moseley with a cheery, literary old grandmother []
    • 1935, Samuel Beckett, Watt:
      But he found it strange to think [] of all these little things that cluster round the comings, and the stayings, and the goings, that he would know nothing of them, nothing of what they had been, as long as he lived, []

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