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dilatory
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The Great Gatsby
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  • The dilatory limousine came rolling up the drive.
  • After a pause he added "sir." in a dilatory, grudging way.

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  • She accused the mayor of having been intentionally dilatory in eliminating corruption.
  • His family knew him to be, on all common occasions, a most negligent and dilatory correspondent; but at such a time they had hoped for exertion.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice

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