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synonyms for postpones

  • adjourn
  • defer
  • delay
  • hold up
  • shelve
  • suspend
  • pigeonhole
  • prorogue
  • table
  • cool it
  • give a rain check
  • hang fire
  • hold off
  • hold over
  • lay over
  • put back
  • put on back burner
  • put on hold
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antonyms for postpones

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  • advance
  • continue
  • expedite
  • forward
  • further
  • hasten
  • hurry
  • carry out
  • do
  • maintain
  • persevere
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How to use postpones in a sentence

I'm disposed to think that college only postpones the day of our awakening; we've got to shoot the chutes anyhow.
A HOOSIER CHRONICLEMEREDITH NICHOLSON
Accordingly he postpones marriage to a date in the indefinite future or abandons expectation of it altogether.
THE WOMEN OF TOMORROWWILLIAM HARD
Sally's truthful nature postpones laughing at the Professor's absurdity; looks at the case on its merits.
SOMEHOW GOODWILLIAM DE MORGAN
She temporizes, postpones, and supplicates to have the period extended up to the close of the Eisteddfod.
THE AMAZING MARRIAGE, COMPLETEGEORGE MEREDITH
At Mk xiii, 33-37, they come upon a section which Matthew postpones and which Luke has previously inserted.
SOURCES OF THE SYNOPTIC GOSPELSCARL S. PATTON
The second and third of the four sections Matthew postpones till after his Sermon on the Mount.
SOURCES OF THE SYNOPTIC GOSPELSCARL S. PATTON
Nature everywhere postpones, obstructs, jeopardizes the political conquest of arid lands.
INFLUENCES OF GEOGRAPHIC ENVIRONMENTELLEN CHURCHILL SEMPLE
The son postpones his expression and leans against a jungle to a fourth encore of the tuneful Thanatopsis.
JUST AROUND THE CORNERFANNIE HURST
It widens their separation from the community, and postpones that great day of reconciliation which is yet to come.
CHARLES SUMNER; HIS COMPLETE WORKS, VOLUME III (OF 20)CHARLES SUMNER
Chance postpones this piece of luck, which I cannot expect to achieve at once, since nothing on the surface guides my search.
SOCIAL LIFE IN THE INSECT WORLDJ. H. FABRE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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