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synonyms for palter

  • babble
  • bargain
  • deceive
  • equivocate
  • falsify
  • fib
  • haggle
  • prevaricate
  • quibble
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antonyms for palter

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  • agree
  • concur
  • tell truth
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How to use palter in a sentence

But though his language is calm and restrained, he never condescends to palter with slavery.
SPEECHES AND LETTERS OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN, 1832-1865ABRAHAM LINCOLN
But her stainless heart was too proud in virtue to palter and equivocate with circumstances.
THE MIRROR OF LITERATURE, AMUSEMENT, AND INSTRUCTION, VOL. 13, NO. 361, SUPPLEMENTARY ISSUE (1829)VARIOUS
The Chorus hear it too; but they linger and palter, while each gives his grave sentence deliberately in his proper turn.
GUY LIVINGSTONE;GEORGE A. LAWRENCE
Do not think that you should palter with the truth either because it may not be palatable to me, or seem decorous to yourself.
AYALA'S ANGELANTHONY TROLLOPE
Yancey, speaking for Alabama, refused to palter with any plan not built on the proposition that slavery was in itself right.
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATESCHARLES A. BEARD AND MARY R. BEARD
They were aware, too, of a strange capriciousness in their senses, and of a tendency of each to palter with the things perceived.
THE MARCH FAMILY TRILOGY, COMPLETEWILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS
Others might falter on the way; might palter with the truth; might parlay with the enemy.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOLUME 104, MARCH 4, 1893VARIOUS
Not once did he palter with his convictions or juggle with his self-respect for the sake of pelf or applause.
WILLIAM LLOYD GARRISONARCHIBALD H. GRIMKE
He would never compromise or palter with the truth, either by way of suppression, or exaggeration, or casuistical refinement.
WAR LETTERS OF A PUBLIC-SCHOOL BOYPAUL JONES.
To stand on terms with such opponents, to palter with this "other gospel," would be treason against Him.
THE EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: THE EPISTLE TO THE GALATIANSG. G. FINDLAY
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PALTER

  • agree
  • arrange
  • barter
  • buy
  • compromise
  • confer
  • contract
  • covenant
  • deal
  • dicker
  • do business
  • haggle
  • make terms
  • palter
  • promise
  • sell
  • stipulate
  • trade
  • traffic
  • transact
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