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dilatory
used in Frankenstein

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Definition
slow; or causing or tending to delay things
  • 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)

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