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  • noun Plural form of dallier.

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Examples

  • All you procrastinating dilly-dalliers who wait until Christmas Eve to take care of business, listen up.

    The Not-Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

  • These men are at any rate 'thorough'; they are not dilettante dalliers between two opinions.

    Matthew Arnold

  • And this duty they shall perform before the newly-chosen Churchwardens and Sidemen be sworn, and shall not be suffered to pass over the said presentments to those that are newly come into office and are by intendment ignorant of such crimes, under pain of those censures which are appointed for the reformation of such dalliers and dispensers with their own consciences and oaths.

    Churchwardens' Manual their duties, powers, rights, and privilages

  • He lived chiefly with a knot of epicurean dalliers with the time, whom he had selected from the wittiest and the easiest of the London world.

    Godolphin, Volume 5.

  • He lived chiefly with a knot of epicurean dalliers with the time, whom he had selected from the wittiest and the easiest of the London world.

    Godolphin, Complete

  • Since three people shivering on a ski lift would be about as action-packed as "Waiting for Godot," Green also adds wolves -- you know, the sort of ravenous wolves that hang out at all the finer New England ski resorts waiting for dalliers on the slopes that they can hunt down and devour.

    KETV.com - Local News

  • As a result of a structured environment that was low on tolerance to dilly-dalliers, 98 percent of us went on to college. "

    CNN Transcript Nov 7, 2005

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