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adjective as in putting off

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This current system has built-in redundancy in case any of the companies experiences delays in their distribution.

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There were long delays and a series of what they regarded as inexplicable decisions in the case.

This delay allowed the researchers to look for improvements in symptoms that were not related to the drug.

The unusual autumn major championship had barely gotten underway at Augusta National Golf Club before it was halted, and the delay will prevent the first round from finishing on Thursday.

“Most of the delays that happen today are due to the fact that there is no single source of truth,” says Timsit.

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We need to a better job of explaining that women use birth control for much more than delaying or avoiding motherhood.

He protests his innocence but is delaying the case as long as possible.

A House Republican proposal to extend the shutdown while delaying the debt-ceiling default is therefore DOA.

Boehner and senior aides repeatedly tweeted that the House vote was really about “fairness” in delaying the individual mandate.

Yet delaying reform through endless negotiation was only one of the games Wall Street lobbyists have played.

He is also liable if delaying unreasonably to make repairs, or for making them unskillfully.

It might be well enough to make IC spend valuable time looking for him, but such delaying actions had no positive value.

First, the reason professed for delaying nearly a year to recognise and address the King after his restoration.

At each telegraphic station the clerks transmitted messages delivered to them, delaying for State dispatches alone.

Young Andrews, risking everything, was still delaying his return to his post at Junnar.


On this page you'll find 28 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to delaying, such as: postponement, putting off, procrastinating, and dilatory.

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