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shillyshallying

Definitions

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  • n. Alternative spelling of shilly-shallying.

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Examples

  • That would show Joyful he had to stop shillyshallying.

    City of Glory

  • They were accused of the grievous crime of ‘shillyshallying,’ which being interpreted means doing everything you possibly can before you shoot.

    MY EARLY LIFE

  • There was no point in shillyshallying; she might as well get the whole thing over and done with.

    Unwanted Wedding

  • In the end I did ring Flora but even after she'd answered I was still shillyshallying.

    PROOF

  • He was fairly strong at the end of the last session, but went off lamentably on account of his wavering and shillyshallying on so many matters during his speaking trip.

    Theodore Roosevelt and His Times

  • Simply can’t understand how I ever came to have a pair of shillyshallying children like Rone and Ted.

    Chapter 1

  • Simply can't understand how I ever came to have a pair of shillyshallying children like Rone and Ted.

    Babbitt

  • "Plump she'll go in his canvas bag, along with his sea boots and his palm and needle, if she's not precious careful, with her shillyshallying," said Zinie Shadd.

    The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story

  • "Pleased to meet you," answered Hardy, and turned away, "Red" and Angela, interested spectators of this foolish proceeding, sat together on the little settee by the window near the door, and smiled at the shillyshallying of two grown men who should have known better.

    The Bad Man

  • Let that man know you are not going to endure his shillyshallying any longer.

    Anne of the Island

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