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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Draw out a discussion or process in order to gain time.

Usage examples (39)
  • Under these circumstances it was wisest to temporise.
  • When he meets his wife and child, he tries to temporise but fails.
  • Strether was an abrupt reaction, a final impatience of his own tendency to temporise.
  • The greatness of the required sacrifice came over her and therewith the desire to temporise. for more
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