shilly-shallied love



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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of shilly-shally.


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  • David, they shilly-shallied and flirted with this Nuremberg II hate-fest.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • Indeed, they have shilly-shallied on the four major questions facing the

    John Findley Foundation Lecture

  • Because he had shilly-shallied since the beginning of September, Knighton had been driven to do it himself.

    The Speaker Of Mandarin

  • Colin Mackenzie, who was through it all, said it was pathetic to see how old Elphy shilly-shallied and changed his mind, and McNaghten still refused to believe that disaster was approaching.


  • This man, pretending to be of a high old Irish family, likely to discountenance union to a publican's daughter, shilly-shallied, but finally went East to get his folks 'consent.

    The Lincoln Story Book

  • Fortunately Roosevelt never shilly-shallied when a crisis confronted him.

    Theodore Roosevelt and His Times

  • He shilly-shallied from one car to another asking rather stupid questions for the best part of two hours.

    Men of Affairs

  • When, later, the Government were questioned by delegates from various countries, they shilly-shallied and would say only that Nin had disappeared and they knew nothing of his whereabouts.

    Homage to Catalonia

  • The king, unwilling to offend any one, shilly-shallied.

    A Political and Social History of Modern Europe V.1.

  • I've shilly-shallied around you for months, protesting my love, and I haven't gotten anywhere.

    The Valley of the Giants


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