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The tedious, dilatory time and money-wasting “come later on” procedure of times gone by no longer obtains.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
But the policy of Austria was, at that time, strangely dilatory and irresolute.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
The Greek Government, British retaliation which was all but bankrupt, was dilatory in settling these claims.
A HISTORY OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY, YEAR BY YEAREDWIN EMERSON
An early dinner was eaten, and the dishes washed with an alacrity in agreeable contrast to the dilatory methods of the morning.
PEGGY RAYMOND'S VACATIONHARRIET L. (HARRIET LUMMIS) SMITH
He felt like explaining to them that he had not just arrived, and that he really was not so foolish or so dilatory as he looked.
WHAT WILL PEOPLE SAY?RUPERT HUGHES
The want of proper arrangement and sufficient hands made this a most dilatory and tedious operation.
LANDS OF THE SLAVE AND THE FREEHENRY A. MURRAY
Seemingly a dilatory and inadequate reward for such a service.
JOHN ELIOT'S FIRST INDIAN TEACHER AND INTERPRETER COCKENOE-DE-LONG ISLAND AND THE STORY OF HIS CAREER FROM THE EARLY RECORDSWILLIAM WALLACE TOOKER
To varnish a rod in December proves that one possesses either a dilatory or a childishly anticipatory mind.
FISHING WITH A WORMBLISS PERRY
If the Reformed allowed themselves to be cheated by these dilatory measures, it was all over.
HISTORY OF THE GREAT REFORMATION, VOLUME IVJ. H. MERLE D'AUBIGN
Perhaps the dilatory conduct of that House formerly, it is now thought, can be atoned for by hurry and precipitation.
PRIVATE PAPERS OF WILLIAM WILBERFORCEWILLIAM WILBERFORCE
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
AUGUST 5, 2021
Choose the synonym for sensible
delinquent

WORDS RELATED TO DILATORY

  • comfortable
  • delayed
  • deliberate
  • dilatory
  • easy
  • free
  • gentle
  • laggard
  • laid-back
  • languid
  • lax
  • lazy
  • relaxed
  • restful
  • slack
  • slackened
  • slow
  • slow-moving
  • unhasty
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