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Synonyms for delay

Synonyms for delay

to cause to be later or slower than expected or desired

to go or move slowly so that progress is hindered

the act of putting off or the condition of being put off

the condition or fact of being made late or slow

Synonyms for delay

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The sudden return of this artful and dreaded chief caused a delay in the departure of the Huron.
He was allowed to proceed to the close, the Indians respecting his imaginary infirmity, and Duncan too glad of the delay to hazard the slightest interruption.
This delay on the Colonel's side, however, did not seem to offend or mortify his fair companion in the least, for on their breaking up the conference soon afterwards, and moving different ways, Mrs.
The first command I give you, my lord Earl," continued the King when quiet was restored, "is to marry Mistress Marian without delay.
came back the clear answer, and the gates were opened and the bridge let down without delay.
Raoul quitted the Palais-Royal full of ideas that admitted no delay in execution.
He had heard, I imagine, by some means or other, that you were soon to be in London, and immediately contrived to have such an attack of the gout as must at least delay his journey to Bath, if not wholly prevent it.
I received the last you sent on by the merest chance, and after considerable delay through being inland; or I might have come sooner.
having observed that they were not half bad, and some of my relations having promised to buy the book if it ever came out, I feel I have no right to longer delay its issue.
And now, although pleading guilty to long delay, I have kept my promise in this book.
Ellmother smartly reproved him for the delay, he coolly attributed it to the hospitality of friends whom he had met on the road.
He respectfully entreated her Ladyship to grant him a delay of a few weeks before he entered on his explanation.
The loiterer often blames delay on his more active friend.
I felt this delay very bitterly; for I longed to see my native town and my beloved friends.
Sir,-- I beg to apologise for the delay that has occurred in the production of the Report, with which I engaged to furnish you.