Definition of Prevaricating

1. Verb. (present participle of prevaricate) ¹



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Definition of Prevaricating

1. prevaricate [v] - See also: prevaricate

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Prevaricating

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prevaricating (current term)
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Literary usage of Prevaricating

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1. A Treatise on the Law and Practice of Naval Courts-martial by R.N. William Hickman (1851)
"—Penalty for refusing to give Evidence, or prevaricating, or behaving with Contempt to tlie Court, only applicable to Persons in the Fleet. ..."

2. The Law and Practice of Elections, and Election Committees: With an Appendix by John Clerk (1857)
"prevaricating, fyc.] " If any witness shall give false evidence, or otherwise misbehave himself before the committee, the chairman, by their direction, ..."

3. An impartial history of Ireland, from the period of the English invasion to by Dennis Taaffe (1811)
"It is thus the prevaricating historian overturns in one line what he asserted in another. Little honor to be sure they got, except what they deserved, ..."

4. Stoddart's Encyclopaedia Americana: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and by American supplement, Encyclopaedia britannica (1886)
"... injudiciously advised by timorous, prevaricating officers, repeatedly used by others for private purposes, bas nevertheless maintained up to the present ..."

5. Trukese-English Dictionary by Ward Hunt Goodenough, Hiroshi Sugita (1980)
"lie, prevaricate. prevaricating ... be lying, telling a lie, prevaricating ... be lying, telling a lie, prevaricating. ..."

6. The Works of the Right Honorable Edmund Burke by Edmund Burke (1891)
"conscious guilt, and throwing each other totally in confusion, ever produce such a false, fraudulent, prevaricating letter as this which is now to be given ..."

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