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wait for

v.
To await someone or something; remain in expectation for someone or something: I waited for my date in the lobby.
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As Nouwen has further explained, the whole meaning of the Christian community lies in offering a space in which we wait for that which we have already seen.
We wait for my husband's notes to materialise and then wait until the doctor arrives.
However, more needs to be done to eradicate regional varia- tions in waiting times and the time some patients still have to wait for diagnosis and therapy.
Nationally, the average wait for a non-emergency patient is seven and a half weeks for an MRI scan and two and a half weeks for a CT scan.
Janet Davies, chairwoman of the audit committee, said: 'Many people in Wales have to wait for NHS treatment.
The Government has also set itself a target in the NHS Plan that no one should wait for more than three months for an outpatient appointment by 2005.
Based on their responses, we determined the average wait for each specialist and for each procedure.
7% of respondents are willing to wait for 3-5 minutes; and 10% of respondents will wait for 6-10 minutes.
He added, 'There has been a significant reduction in the amount of time people have to wait for treatment.
I want to begin by reminding Echo readers the vast majority of patients in Wales wait for far less time than our maximum targets.
The report says the average 60-minute wait for walk-in customers is expected to hit 80 minutes in fiscal 2004-05 - up from 35 minutes three years ago.
We do not know the name of this day nor the hour when it will arrive, but we are asked to believe in it and wait for it.
THE number of people on NHS waiting lists in Scotland has fallen - but patients are facing a longer average wait for treatment.
Provisions of HIPAA generally limit the wait for coverage of preexisting conditions to 12 months, and reduce that 12 months day-for-day for an employee's prior continuous qualifying coverage.