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- v. Present participle of dawdle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Sauntering; idling.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the deliberate act of delaying and playing instead of working
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Given the ineptitudes that followed — the Nannygate flap over Attorney General — designate Zoe Baird, gays in the military, Whitewater's first stirrings, the Mogadishu debacle — his dawdling is understandable.
I know you couldn't have like the word "dawdling" - but there was no such hesitation the 1st time around for the 21,000 troops (which was a 40% increase, then) and now I believe that the delay was purely a PR stunt, to make it seem like he's agonizing (as much as that's possible, from his 2 weeks at Cape Cod to being in a tuxedo, 2-3x a week) ...
HENRY: There's also risks political risks for Democrats if they appear to be dawdling, which is why they're also sounding a rare note of bipartisanship.
No man can associate the idea of dawdling with Jenkins and his Guides, yet the Guides reaching Jellalabad on October 12th were not at Gundamuk until the 23d, and Gundamuk is but thirty miles beyond
You can spend three hours on a single sentence, trying to get it just right, perfect -- a wonderful luxury, the kind of dawdling that's usually impossible with a novel.
HENRY: There's also political risk for Democrats if they appear to be dawdling which is why they're also sounding a rare note of bipartisanship.
Government had expressed "astonishing denialism" over the matter and its "dawdling" had fuelled a media frenzy which an inquiry and
The only person seriously angry at the Prime Minister's "dawdling," was Mina Zabriska; and she had enjoyed no chance of telling him so.
A scolding awaited her, as usual, first for "dawdling," and then for spilling a few drops of water on the brick floor as she set down the heavy pails.
After a total of ten "dawdling" miles, marching almost due east, we found our tents pitched in a broad and quasi-circular basin, called El-Safh