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  • verb Alternative spelling of temporize.

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  • verb draw out a discussion or process in order to gain time

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  • But his constitutional irresoluteness obstructed his path continually; brain-sick, weak of will, emotional, timid even, he temporised, procrastinated, brooded; came to decisions in the dark hours of the night, only to abandon them in the morning.

    - Frank Norris, The Octopus, bk 2, ch. 8

    August 29, 2008