Definition of Dilatorily

1. adv. With delay; tardily.



Definition of Dilatorily

1. Adverb. In a dilatory manner. ¹

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Definition of Dilatorily

1. [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dilatorily

dilatometers
dilatometric
dilatometries
dilatometry
dilaton
dilatonic
dilatons
dilator
dilator iridis
dilator muscle
dilator muscle of ileocaecal sphincter
dilator muscle of pylorus
dilator of pupil
dilator pupillae muscle
dilator tubae
dilatorily (current term)
dilatoriness
dilatorinesses
dilators
dilatory
dilatory plea
dilaurate
dilazep
dildoe
dildoed
dildoes
dildoing
dildos
dilead

Literary usage of Dilatorily

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1. A commentary on the Psalms of David [tr. based on that of A. Golding]. by Jean [comms. on the Bible] Calvin (1840)
"For in this sense does he say that he fried him apace betimes in the morning, lest we might think he lingered dilatorily and coldly till utter necessity ..."

2. The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy (1917)
"He was dilatorily throwing up a piece of wood into the fire every now and then, a business which seemed to have engaged him a considerable part of the ..."

3. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1862)
"... had been dilatorily mustered. Make a note of the conceit, dear Captain Cuttle! But the compiler of Curiosit├ęs Philologiques, &c., 1855, and M. de Lincy, ..."

4. The Contemporary Review (1870)
"As no offers favourable to Prussia are ever reported, and all the negotiations which he treated so dilatorily seem to have had for their object the ..."

5. Peru by William Hickling Prescott (1900)
"... communicating with his subjects in distant places, and of proceeding as dilatorily as possible, in order to secure time for the execution of his plans. ..."

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