At such moments the tergiversating
rhetoric of Stevens's apocalyptic mode places considerable strain on the reader--a strain that the author himself will at times appear to be guilelessly unaware, for instance in a pronouncement like "My purpose is to explore as fully as possible the forces operating in ["Credences of Summer"] that have generated both the ironist and idealist readings and a few others as well" (104).
norms that a framework is supposed to hold at
58-60) when he decides to invade that country, suddenly persuaded by the tergiversating
Count of Artois that he now has a valid claim to the French throne (1.
He wrote to Glover in May 1933 that he mistrusted Curnow, that 'loose-thinking tergiversating
snooping sex-mad bastard with his bloodshot ego-centric eye on the editorial chair which he couldn't fill & won't if I print Phoenia'.
Mabbott too became one of the many who came to speak of her as domineering, tergiversating
, mendacious, meddlesome, insincere, hypocritical, self-seeking, and profoundly untrustworthy.