Thesaurus / prevarication
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB
I concealed the name of my boat from her, and made a calculated prevarication when I announced my presence in London.
THE NEW MACHIAVELLIHERBERT GEORGE WELLS
There was no prevarication or difficulty with the only witness examined.
MEMOIRS OF THE COURT OF GEORGE IV. 1820-1830 (VOL 1)DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM AND CHANDOS
He had by a violent effort recovered his equanimity, and said,—'Prevarication or denial I suppose to be useless.
I am ashamed of the prevarication; his heart certainly was broken, but his own hand assisted the slower operations of nature.
One nation robs another—that other demands reparation—prevarication is the reply.
It was a miserable attempt at prevarication, and he felt that it was.
THE BUNSBY PAPERSJOHN BROUGHAM
Billy Dawson used to say that there were three degrees of comparison—a prevarication, a lie, and an official account.
THE MYSTERY OF CLOOMBERARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
I have accused the Romish church and her priests of treachery, prevarication, and fraud, in all their dealings with Protestants.
POPERY! AS IT WAS AND AS IT ISWILLIAM HOGAN
I know—some of you do not personally indulge in the general prevarication, but you tolerate it in your colleagues.
THE SAINTANTONIO FOGAZZARO
But to disguise in this way the line of demarcation, even if you succeed in doing it, is at best the art of prevarication.
ART IN NEEDLEWORKLEWIS F. DAY
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