temporize


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draw out a discussion or process in order to gain time

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When Cressida exclaims to Pandarus that she cannot "temporize with [her] affections" (Troilus and Cressida, 4.4.6), she understands temporizing as moderating; she argues that since her love "admits no qualifying dross, / No more my grief, in such a precious loss" (4.4.9-10).
For starters, it would temporize the account in a way that redirects our attention to more extensive periods of constitutional transformation.
The author may not have thought through his position on education with the benefit of sufficient knowledge; in any case, his proposals temporize in order not to foreclose any constructive movement whatever in that domain.
Goldensohn and colleagues[12] suggest that the reduction in diagnostic tests seen with the institution of counseling for medical patients in their study may have resulted from one of several situations, including the fact that physicians who are uncomfortable handling emotional aspects of patient care temporize with diagnostic testing.
Optimally, she would try, to temporize, which would buy time for further discussions regarding this issue and allow for other options to be explored.
Another problem with the chamber was that it kept attracting people who heard it might temporize or reverse the aging process.
But there is no reason to temporize when it comes to Syria.
Yet the administration has chosen to temporize in its dealing with Pyongyang in order to focus on the unnecessary, UN-authorized confrontation with Iraq.
Here Lyotard follows no strict path through the Confessions but rather traces such various themes as: "The Inner Human," "Witness," "Resistance," "Distentio," "The Sexual," "Consuetudo," "Oblivion," "Temporize," "Firmament," "Author," "Angels," "Trance," ending appropriately with "Laudes." These short comments not only bring the central themes of Augustine's thought alive in an exhilarating manner, but bespeak the significance of Lyotard's choosing to title this work in the singular.
The incentive to temporize in respect of methods discovered to be erroneous is particularly acute for Coordinated Examination Program (CEP) taxpayers whose only options for consideration of a method change in a nonadversarial setting are the 120- or 30-day windows.(6)
(28) Nothing determines the propriety of now going ahead to temporize or produce a series of downbeats.