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  • v. Present participle of palaver.


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  • In the palavering over the Greece bailout, an obstacle was the European Central Bank's insistence that nothing be done that might allow the ratings agencies to declare that Greece had defaulted on its debts—or at least not until the bank received taxpayer guarantees for its own holdings of Greek debt.

    Who Elected the Rating Agencies?

  • Lord, what a mess of meetings and palavering and influence-peddling and horse trading and litigation there's gonna be!

    Fortune's Stanley Bing: Lawyers, Lobbyists and Money

  • So now you see Big Chief Wagon-Captain, standing before a party of assorted nomads, palavering away with a few halting Sioux phrases, but Wootton translating most of the time, while I nodded, stern but compassionate.


  • Even routine tasks like paying utility bills can become timesinks, until you learn to slow down and savor the moment, palavering with acquaintances and strangers who might merit no more than a nod in a former life.

    Finding Joy In Daily Life In Morelia

  • Two of the key symptoms are palavering and inaction.

    Acting on the Right Option

  • Give my kind regards to Sir Joseph and Mr. Greville; and if they should think that I have paid too little attention to natural objects, you may mention that I had forty men and forty-two asses to look after, besides the constant trouble of packing and weighing bundles, palavering with the

    The Journal of a Mission to the Interior of Africa, in the Year 1805

  • Yeah zoee …your palavering about cakes with raisins make me hungry as well!

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  • So now Pyongyang has what it wants, and Washington has a vague, inadequate invitation to more verification palavering.

    Bush's North Korea Surrender Will Have Lasting Consequences

  • Ragnar got on the radio and began palavering with the captain in Grimlandic.

    One of Our Whales Is Missing

  • After more palavering, it was clear the United States was the only Perm Five country that objected to waiting for the Arab League to meet on Monday.

    Surrender is not an Option


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