Example sentences of "had [been] waiting for [det] [noun] " in BNC.

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1 Dowd had been waiting for this man , Matthias McGann , to say his piece .
2 Tuesday — could it really be only Tuesday when now every cell of her body was alight with a feedback intelligence that told her she had been waiting for this man all her life …
3 As everyone turned to look at him , Jinny realized that he had been waiting for this moment all the time he was explaining his plan .
4 It was as if she had been waiting for this moment for four years or more .
5 Alec d'Urberville , who had been waiting for this moment , appeared at her side .
6 Carey continued : ‘ I doubt if He would have been impressed by the argument that the goats had been waiting for these things to trickle down as a by-product of economic growth . ’
7 He looked as if he had been waiting for some time .
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