Definition of Dillydallied

1. Verb. (past of dillydally) ¹



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Definition of Dillydallied

1. dillydally [v] - See also: dillydally

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dillydallied

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dillydallied (current term)
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Literary usage of Dillydallied

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1. On Contemporary Literature by Stuart Pratt Sherman (1917)
"Humanity apathetically dillydallied in the wilderness. Humanity refused to march sweetly and smoothly and moved as by one common thought—and that Mr. ..."

2. Proceedings ... Annual Convention. (1891)
"The legislature dillydallied with it until nearly the last day of the session, when the bill as passed was approved and became a law. ..."

3. Overtones: A Book of Temperaments: Richard Strauss, Parsifal, Verdi, Balzac by James Huneker (1904)
"Evelyn Innés, like John Norton, dillydallied with her innermost convictions. It was long before she realized that faith is a gift, is a special talent, ..."

4. The Tragedy of Quebec.: The Expulsion of Its Protestant Farmers by Robert Sellar (1907)
"... and declaring the censitaires owners, the British authorities dillydallied with the system, and it was left to hinder the advancement of the country, ..."

5. A Treatise on the Law of Trials in Actions Civil and Criminal by Seymour Dwight Thompson, Marion C. Early (1912)
"... in his concluding argument to the jury, that counsel for the defendant had "dillydallied" mill this case; that they had moved for a continuance at the ..."

6. The Story of Greece by James Albert Harrison (1892)
"... in ooo one of their everlasting religious festivals, and dillydallied till much precious time was lost. At last they agreed to help their neighbor, ..."

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