Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Inclined to temporize; complying with the time or with the prevailing humors and opinions of men; time-serving.
- v. present participle of temporize.
“The New York _Journal_ obtained and published a private letter written by the Spanish Minister, De Lome, in which McKinley was characterized as a temporizing politician.”
“Mr. Horsman, struggling against every kind of temporizing and trickery, has to do the work which bishops, by virtue of their seat in the House of Lords, ought to have been doing years ago.”
“Second, the debate must recognize that time is no longer on the West's side: Further temporizing in the face of our choice of evils inevitably means that Iran will get to make the choice for us.”
“More substantively he supplied offensive arms to Israel, a break with the temporizing policy of his three immediate predecessors.”
“I remind her that the nasogastric tube is only a temporizing measure and that it has already been in for far too long.”
“The United States and Europe are temporizing on a no-flight zone," she wrote.”
“It might have been more professional, mind you, to send a bug-off form letter at the start, rather than temporizing and ducking inquiries for more than two months.”
“Sounds like temporizing and a rationalization not to act.”
“This approach holds promise as a more definitive surgical treatment that would eliminate the need for temporizing shunts with their inherent physical limitations, and it would allow more normal bladder and urinary tract development during fetal life.”
“If we are able to achieve this, the concept of temporizing medication therapy may be dispensable altogether.”
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