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Definitioninclined to delay (waste time or slow down); or intended to delay
- The winter, however, was spent cheerfully; and although the spring was uncommonly late, when it came its beauty compensated for its dilatoriness.Chapter 6 (84% in)
- The latter method of obtaining the desired intelligence was dilatory and unsatisfactory; besides, I had an insurmountable aversion to the idea of engaging myself in my loathsome task in my father's house while in habits of familiar intercourse with those I loved.Chapter 18 (32% in)
There are no more uses of "dilatory" in Frankenstein.
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