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How to use tergiversation in a sentence

But, amidst the tergiversation of friends, and the virulence of foes, some still maintained the cause of justice.
DISCIPLINEMARY BRUNTON
Saying this in a tone which admitted of no tergiversation, the Black Bear raised his knife.
THE TIGER-SLAYERGUSTAVE AIMARD
I am not in any way aware of having wounded my child except where your tergiversation opened her to my just reproach.
PATHS OF JUDGEMENTANNE DOUGLAS SEDGWICK
Fancy was his tyrant, and under its rule he had no time to reason and to see the miserable aspect of his political tergiversation.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 14, SLICE 8VARIOUS
Such tergiversation in times of civil discord was nothing new.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
Lincoln would not allow himself to be swerved from the main issue by any tergiversation or personal attacks.
ABRAHAM LINCOLNGEORGE HAVEN PUTNAM
He had made Scotland a nation, and nobly redeemed the tergiversation and violence of his earlier career.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLANDT.F. TOUT
But, as Philo says, there is little chance of tergiversation.
PROOFS OF A CONSPIRACY AGAINST ALL THE RELIGIONS AND GOVERNMENTS OF EUROPEJOHN ROBISON
But their tergiversation had cost them a thousand dollars a-piece.
THE WHITE SCALPERGUSTAVE AIMARD
His political attitude exhibited "daily tergiversation," the result of palace intrigues.
THE POLITICAL HISTORY OF ENGLAND - VOL. X.WILLIAM HUNT
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO TERGIVERSATION

  • ambiguous statement
  • ambiguousness
  • avoidance
  • deceit
  • deception
  • double meaning
  • equivocality
  • equivocalness
  • equivocation
  • evasion
  • indefiniteness
  • prevarication
  • stonewalling
  • tergiversation
  • unclearness
  • vagueness
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