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They might temporize with their own consciences, but not with public opinion.
MARY WOLLSTONECRAFTELIZABETH ROBINS PENNELL
The young man began to temporize, saying that it would be necessary for him to get a license and a preacher.
But Brand had made no mistake in estimating this youngster's force of character, nor did he seek to temporize.
To temporize with a known evil, announces either weakness, uncertainty, or collusion.
GOOD SENSEPAUL HENRI THIRY, BARON D'HOLBACH
"I have not thought about that matter yet," she said, determined to temporize with the wretch, and gain a few days' respite.
Now that same instinct told her it might be better to temporize with this blunt-speaking young gentlemanto sound him.
NOTHING BUT THE TRUTHFREDERIC S. ISHAM
I now felt more than ever how dear she was become to me, and I promised myself not to temporize any longer.
MAJOR FRANKA. L. G. BOSBOOM-TOUSSAINT
Don't temporize, don't delay, don't regard lightly any diarrhea during the summer time.
It is not here to temporize, but to make all things new, and it strikes at the heart of evil and not at its surface.
He was of a bold, aggressive nature, and scorned to temporize in things spiritual.

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