1. slowness as a consequence of not getting around to it
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How To Use dilatoriness In A Sentence

  • There was another pause; the proverbial dilatoriness of watched pots was never more clearly exemplified. Wessex Tales
  • The cause of the dilatoriness was less referrible to the tribunes than to the senate, who, because word was brought that they were holding out with the most vigorous resistance, did not duly reflect that there is a limit to human strength, which no bravery can exceed. The History of Rome, Books 01 to 08
  • If the drawer closes his account with the latter bank in the meantime, the cheque will be dishonoured by that bank due to the collecting bank's dilatoriness.
  • The proposal is largely uncontroversial, but the dilatoriness of the government has held things up.
  • I hope that the Minister, who has shown a fair amount of dilatoriness in terms of bringing this important bill to the Committee, will take a call and assure us that that will be possible.
  • She was laboriously typing at a speed which could have explained Maggie Hewson's strictures about the firm's dilatoriness. She Closed Her Eyes
  • But posts like this one make me re-examine my dilatoriness. No Mow « Fairegarden
  • The winter, however, was spent cheerfully; and although the spring was uncommonly late, when it came, its beauty compensated for its dilatoriness. Chapter 6
  • That habit of dilatoriness, which is too often attendant upon genius, and which is for ever making it, like the pistol in the scene just quoted, "shoot a bar too late," was, through life, remarkable in the character of Mr. Sheridan, -- and we have here an early instance of its influence over him. Memoirs of the Life of the Rt. Hon. Richard Brinsley Sheridan — Volume 01
  • The only cause of the prejudice to him in the case of dismissal for want of prosecution is dilatoriness which took place after the action was started whether on his own part or on the part of his legal advisors.
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