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tergiversations

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  • n. Plural form of tergiversation.

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Examples

  • To make matters worse, it seems pretty clear that the no voters were not just voting against a marginal change in the electoral system for which the case had not been made, but against the Liberal Democrats' shameless tergiversations since they got into bed with the Conservatives.

    The Coalition and the Constitution by Vernon Bogdanor – review

  • Aerial tergiversations apart, this revival of Kaufman and Hart's Broadway hit poses the question: why?

    You Can't Take it With You – review

  • For all his critical and commercial success and political tergiversations, it would appear that Carlos Fuentes is a man very much in the market for a spiritual anchor.

    Rebel, internationalist, establishmentarian: Carlos Fuentes

  • My own conclusion, after years of writing about the stock market, is that no one knows what its tergiversations signify.

    Brimelow On The Bailout, The Patriot Party, And The ‘87 Crash

  • Through the recent tergiversations of policy and prosecution, including the conduct of the U.S. government against "enemy combatants," the FBI has played a relatively honorable part.

    David Bromwich: The AIPAC Case in Washington, Iraq, and Beyond

  • That reflects so much that is happening in critical areas of foreign affairs; bloodless, weak-kneed triangulations = fundamental tergiversations.

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

  • "Not even the well-known poets will fit neatly into categories: even in them we encounter all manner of paradoxes and tergiversations"

    Quotes for today

  • She was back once more, and her wild tergiversations were a secret from him whom alone they concerned.

    A Changed Man

  • The circumstances of his education, however, must be admitted as some extenuation of his habitual transgressions against the law; and for his political tergiversations, he might in that distracted period plead the example of men far more powerful, and less excusable in becoming the sport of circumstances, than the poor and desperate outlaw.

    Rob Roy

  • In order that the majesty of the judge may shine the more brightly, God uses no long disputation; whence also we may perceive of what avail are all our tergiversations with him.

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 1

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