It was a very great pity that he should have been delayed so long.
Decidedly, the time had come when definite action should not be delayed.
By trifling but unavoidable accidents, it was delayed a few hours.
Probably you came over with the delayed mail that brings the advice.'
What a real pity that she stayed so short a time, and you delayed!
All this sad business has delayed matters, but now I have it all arranged.
The longer the ceremony is delayed, the worse appearance it will have in the world's eye.
He has delayed us by every means in his power until the option has nearly expired.
All night he ran, blundering in the darkness into mishaps and obstacles that delayed but did not daunt.
Trains were delayed and frequently failed to arrive at their destination.