He does not shuffle or prevaricate, dodge or skulk; but is honest, upright, and straightforward.
Do you say this to irritate and offend me, or do you prevaricate out of shame?
It is so hard for him to prevaricate: and it is bitter as death to tell the truth, now.
Florio was vain enough to prevaricate on a matter of this nature.
He told the truth, just as some boys quibble ...