procrastinate

[ proh-kras-tuh-neyt, pruh- ]SEE DEFINITION OF procrastinate
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I could not procrastinate that exquisite happiness, now so near.

He complains that I did not procrastinate time according to agreement.

And as the debtor procrastinates, so did Margaret Anison procrastinate.

Let it be a warning not to procrastinate repentance, not wait for death.

Abandoned I have left my father's house, abandoned I procrastinate my doom.

Why should I procrastinate my doom and strive to render my burden more light?

Its advocates declared that they did not entertain and never had entertained any wish to procrastinate a settlement.

Day after day the ragged remnants remained upon the floor; and still did Mrs. Prigley procrastinate.

It was only a matter of time until exposure came, but still Garrison determined to procrastinate as long as possible.

Its advocates declared that they did not entertain, and never had entertained any wish to procrastinate a settlement.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, a back formation from procrastination or else from Latin procrastinatus, past participle of procrastinare "to put off till tomorrow; defer, delay" (see procrastination). Related: Procrastinated; procrastinating. Earlier verb was procrastine (1540s), from French.

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