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Related to temporize: infelicity, treacly
Medspeak To perform a ‘quick & dirty’ procedure to buy time while preparing for a definitive life-saving procedure
Vox populi To act evasively in order to gain time, avoid argument, or postpone a decision
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He said that the speeches were only meant to "temporize and hold hostage the legislation."
This allowed three ways to recommend, one to temporize, and no way of expressing my true opinion Oust like those polls that begin by asking you whether you are a liberal or conservative Democrat or Republican).
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They could act; but they don't act, they temporize; and since temporizing means mindless betrayal of friends through obedience to the state, they emerge as repulsive from the start, far more repulsive than Whitemore seems to know.
The company explains in a statement published by the Financial Market Council (CMF), that "deteriorated post-revolutionary economic activity is behind lower sales." It, then, temporizes, adding that "Margin indicators and intermediate operating results can be assessed only at the level of the consolidated results of the Group's companies.
(Hilda Doolittle's) Hippolytus Temporizes 1927), E.E.
Garfinkle temporizes: "The answer is variably maybe; it depends; probably not most of the time." Again, Garfinkle resorts to contextual analysis.
Even the press itself sometimes temporizes in its coverage of the hardships and risks faced by journalists in order not to appear self-absorbed.
She won additional acclaim for her translations (Choruses from the Iphigeneia in Aulis and the Hippolytus of Euripides [1919] and Euripides' Ion [1937]), for her verse drama (Hippolytus Temporizes [1927]), and for such prose works as Palimpsest (1926), Hedylus (1928), and The Gift (1982).