Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DELAYS

Gradually he came to the conclusion that the delays were not entirely accidental.

After delays, excuses, pleadings, Julie's father lost patience.

Of course, all these delays were calculated to discourage him and bend his will.

One can never tell what delays or formalities there may be.'

Delays in the decision of the Court on the conduct of Amsterdam.

The more he delays replying to our letter, the more certain I am that this is the case.

When Mary made no answer, he added, “Your delays have all been unavoidable, my child!”

For the purpose of all their delays had been compromise, and their hope was the avoidance of bloodshed.

But quick, quick: I cannot bear scenes and delays and comments.

So great were the delays that it was evening when the train reached Dijon.