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adjective as in postponed

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You can Google yourself at your local public library or ask the research desk where the secret books about you are shelved.

A companion bill slated for a vote to defund DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) was shelved.

The law was shelved last year in response to criticism from the EU.

Not all the dominos have fallen: Armenia, for example, shelved its version of the anti-propaganda law after a Western outcry.

The party would just become whatever Christie wanted it to be, and the Big Conversations could all be shelved.

Gilliatt clutched the projections of the rock, and stretched out to observe where it shelved away under the water.

The interests concerned in the trade were powerful, and for a time the question was virtually shelved.

Byron, at this time plunged in dissipation at Venice, shelved or avoided the subject as long as he could.

From this rim shelved down a smooth and polished base, marked with fine vertical striae.

Like an idle boy with his holiday imposition, Edward shelved it among the nightmares, saying, "How can I sit down and lie to her!"


On this page you'll find 36 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to shelved, such as: damaged, abandoned, deserted, discontinued, forsaken, and junked.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.