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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of palaver.


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  • Oh, I forgot to tell you -- she palavered Burnett into lending her eight rifles for her men, and three cases of dynamite.

    Chapter 16

  • So these people have palavered over and over about it, never noting that the basic projection making the unpleasant forecasts was patently ridiculous.

    Unpersuasive Argument Against Reforming Social Security, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Everybody rose, shook, palavered inconsequentially for a bit, and then the director herded Nick back to the hallway and shoved him down it toward the elevators.

    A Bob Lee Swagger eBook Boxed Set

  • As to the League of Nations, a man that morning had palavered it up.

    The White Monkey

  • Or perhaps it was here, watching them even as they palavered and Nigel returned with various writing implements.

    The Dark Tower

  • Apparently, a Russian speaker was found the Turkish crews were a mix of Turks, Greeks, and impressed Russians, and Ivak and the Turks palavered for a while.

    John Paul Jones

  • Two of the uakaris exchanged a glance and palavered softly among themselves.

    The Mocking Program

  • Crewmen and - women palavered boisterously as they worked the ship, but among her remaining passengers the mood was glum.

    Into the Thinking Kingdoms

  • "So they palavered for a bit, " Bonnet went on, -and the beggarman began to make noise, for he wanted more drink.

    Drums of Autumn

  • He palavered with elders of the town, and then with several folk who were summoned forward from the crowd; one of them evidently displeased him, because he suddenly screamed an order, and two of the Amazons beside his throne stepped forward, drawing their cleavers, and without ceremony laid into the victim right and left, and literally slashed him to pieces.

    Flash For Freedom


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