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Many Republicans, meanwhile, seem perfectly open to dawdling on the legislation despite the critical support it would provide to many people currently in need.
SENATE REPUBLICANS ARE TRYING TO DRAG OUT THE STIMULUS PROCESS IN THE MIDDLE OF A NATIONAL EMERGENCYLI ZHOUMARCH 5, 2021VOX
Why should they not dawdle at their labor sitting upon the fence in endless colloquy while the harvest rots upon the stalk?
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
After a big fit of work, I can dawdle against any one; then I get another fit of work—it's like appetite.
VILLA RUBEIN AND OTHER STORIESJOHN GALSWORTHY
You've no idea how beastly it is to dawdle about in a crowd of people, and then at the end go back to another term of school.
SINISTER STREET, VOL. 1COMPTON MACKENZIE
Tell your mother, and that poor dawdle there, your sister, that they 'd be thankful they'd have followed my advice.
ROLAND CASHELCHARLES JAMES LEVER
They watched him as he passed up the pathway, with a stride and a swing so different from his ordinary listless dawdle.
COLONIAL BORNG. FIRTH SCOTT
Don't dawdle round doin' nuthin' but stuffin' yerself to kill.
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, VOLUME 14, NO. 85, NOVEMBER, 1864VARIOUS
She had studied not only with a will, but an eager interest in so many things that she wondered how girls could dawdle along.
HELEN GRANT'S SCHOOLDAYSAMANDA M. DOUGLAS
As things are, I say to you, as I often say to myself: Don't dawdle; don't scramble.
ATLANTIC CLASSICSVARIOUS
He could have given the information at once, but it suited him best to dawdle over it.
A LIFE FOR A LOVEL. T. MEADE

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