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- n. One who dallies; a procrastinator.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who fondles; a trifler.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who dallies; one who trifles; a trifler.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who wastes time
I used to go by hours, but I've found that I'm a dallier.
His is a prose that almost palpably exudes probity and decency (a very Orwellian word, that), while his political trajectory - from disaffected Etonian schoolboy, to disaffected imperial policeman, to disaffected dallier in the pays-bas of the Depression, to convinced socialist warrior, to disaffected socialist and anti-communist whistle-blower - also speaks to us of a probity and decency, which all too often seems absent from our mercenary, venal and debauched age.
Now is Charles Pender thinking of leaping to provincial politics this fall, alongside former Reform/Alliance-dallier and former Liberal candidate wannabe Steve Kent and how many other municipal councillors and mayors eager for an MHAs salary?
Unfortunately, Carmine is a world class dilly-dallier.
"Well, as you can see, the story will be that Pan Xo, despondent over the loss of his illicit lover to the arms of another man, took his own life by slashing open his own veins, but not before dispatching his lover and her dallier in a more, shall we say, dramatic fashion."
U.S. S.nate cloakroom wags say he's far from being the most dedicatedly demonic Democrat dallier.
That was one of the reasons Wolfe stuck to Parker; he was no dilly-dallier.
Finally the last dallier had his say, and, after an exchange of cordial good nights, departed.
When an evil attains this extent, he is a poor citizen, a poor cowardly dallier with opinions, whatever his fighting mark may be, who can make up his mind to calmly acquiesce in establishing its permanence, or to stiffly oppose every movement and every suggestion tending in the least towards its abrogation.
Believe me, the Britisher is a mere dallier in comparison with his American golfing cousin.