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dilatory
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War and Peace
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  • I am not to blame that the Minister is vacillating, a coward, dense, dilatory, and has all bad qualities.

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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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