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  • (John M'Iver the humblest of its members) built up on doubt and whim and shillyshally hither and yond?

    John Splendid The Tale of a Poor Gentleman, and the Little Wars of Lorn

  • Then a lot of shillyshally usually followed, Tom for and Dick and Harry against.

    Ulysses

  • You've got to shillyshally, and then you've got to go it blind.

    April Hopes

  • 'Two not sound, five true as steel, and the rest shillyshally.

    Farina

  • And you'd shillyshally around, and throw over the true, noble hero to whom you owe everything -- whom you've pretended you loved -- to run after a title, an Englishman, when you could have that big-hearted American! "

    Out of the Primitive

  • You'll have the moral courage to come right to the point when he would like to shillyshally, and you can be frank while he's trying to think how to make y-e-s spell no. "

    April Hopes

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