Definitions

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  • verb Present participle of prevaricate.

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Examples

  • "Testifying" this morning -- (if you can call prevaricating, lying, and posturing "testifying") -- to another toothless Beltway body called the "Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission" were the four horseman: Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase, John Mack of Morgan Stanley, Brian Moynihan of Bank of America, and Lloyd Blankfein of Goldman Sachs.

    Joseph A. Palermo: Defiant Wall Street Welfare Kings Come to Washington

  • We might say that Hillary is "prevaricating," since this word's meaning is all about trying to dodge the bullet or confuse the issue.

    Beth Arnold: Does Hillary Have Any Shame?

  • HPFacebookVoteV2. init (421688, 'Defiant Wall Street Welfare Kings Come to Washington', '\ "Testifying\" this morning -- (if you can call prevaricating, lying, and posturing \ "testifying\") -- to another toothless Beltway body called the \ "Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission\" were the four horseman: Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase, John Mack of Morgan Stanley, Brian Moynihan of Bank of America, and Lloyd Blankfein of Goldman Sachs.

    Joseph A. Palermo: Defiant Wall Street Welfare Kings Come to Washington

  • Mutambara criticized both the president and Tsvangirai for "prevaricating" on the formation of the government of national unity contemplated in the power-sharing agreement signed Sept. 15 by both MDC formation leaders and Mr. Mugabe on behalf of his ZANU PF party.

    The Bearded Man

  • This man is no heroic savior; he is the same kind of prevaricating scoundrel that you have been living with for generations.

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  • It took me a long time of prevaricating, but I finally decided that I had no idea what possessed me to go for a godawful rap/metal style of shite and clearly that rap had a silent c in front of it.

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  • From the very first statement he made to the press when he came in from the cold—that patriotic sentiment had inspired him to call the FBI on July 14, 1947, and offer his services—Morros was prevaricating, blurring the line between fact and convenient fiction.

    A Covert Affair

  • You are just another prevaricating democrat! sensible Cape Coral FL

    Nelson launches TV ad defending vote

  • Oooh, now I can add "hypocritical" to "self-righteous, narcissistic, prevaricating political hack"!

    Sanford releases statement: 'I ask for your forgiveness'

  • From the very first statement he made to the press when he came in from the cold—that patriotic sentiment had inspired him to call the FBI on July 14, 1947, and offer his services—Morros was prevaricating, blurring the line between fact and convenient fiction.

    A Covert Affair

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  • to deliberately misrepresent the facts

    August 8, 2009