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- v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of shilly-shally.
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So, UFS shilly-shallies -- sending out an email urging SAG members to "carefully weigh  all the issues and the potential consequences" -- rather than coming out against the authorization.
As Russia shilly-shallies about whether it is merely saying it's halting fighting or actually halting fighting, it becomes clear that there are at least three ways in which the Bush foreign policy doctrine -- and by extension the McCain foreign policy doctrine -- has failed with respect to Russia and Georgia.
My Biddy wasn't one of the kind that dilly-dallies or shilly-shallies: she pounces on the child like a hawk on a chicken, stops its mouth so it could n't as much as peep, and carries it into a wood near by and hides till dark.
As the young man shilly-shallies, the father enters into several schemes to entrap him into a declaration of love; but all his schemes are abortive.
The whole thing shilly-shallies around various of Elizabeth's epochs, without really getting into the nitty gritty of the only one any of us want to know about - when Diana died in that tunnel 12 years ago.
_Oriana_, the ward of old Mirabel, and bound by contract to her guardian’s son whom she loves; but young Mirabel shilly-shallies, till he gets into trouble with Lamorce (3 _syl. _), and is in danger of being murdered, when Oriana, dressed as a page, rescues him.