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  • v. To procrastinate
  • v. to delay (a task, event, or deadline)
  • v. to offend, repulse, or frighten
  • adj. offended, repulsed
  • adj. daunted or fazed


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  • We bet the parent who had been charged with arranging the hotel or travel arrangements was present-oriented and simply put off that future-focused obligation.

    The Time Paradox

  • Then Deacon Harris called for Graham here to be put off the Deacon Board.

    A Love So Deep

  • But when he put off his armor he found the cuish from his right thigh filled with clots of blood from an angry wound in his side.

    Good Stories for Great Holidays

  • Cebalinus, however, was not to be put off so easily.

    Alexander the Great

  • Would it rain and thus put off my rendezvous with Adam Jackson?


  • Therefore Philip put off the irate Pausanias with promises of future justice.

    Alexander the Great

  • I require you to sail aboard my ship with me, but you will be put off at Circeii, where you have a villa.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • Swarming will soon be over for the year; and if we put off taking 'em till next week's market the call for 'em will be past, and they'll be thrown on our hands. '

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • He entered his own boat, richly attired in scarlet, and holding the royal standard; while Martin Alonzo Pinzon and his brother put off in company in their boats, each with a banner of the enterprise emblazoned with a green cross, having on either side the letters "F." and "Y.," the initials of the Castilian monarchs Fernando and Ysabel, surmounted by crowns.

    Good Stories for Great Holidays

  • The first, of Mar 27, did not reach me till Apr 21, when I was within a few days of setting out for this place, & I put off acknoleging it till I should come here. entirely commend your dispositions towards mr.



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