Now he saw that in postponing this moment for hours, he had not been guilty of evasion: he had not thought of it, because there was nothing to think.
The bum had stopped him and asked for a dime, then had gone on talking, as if to kill that moment and postpone the problem of the next.
She had left the office earlier than, she intended, unable to summon the effort for any task that could be postponed till morning.
She had made an appointment to see Eugene Lawson, but she had told herself that she would cancel it and postpone her quest-if she could think of some action to take against the things she had found on her return to New York, the things Eddie begged her to fight.
…. The order for copper, which he had placed six months ago, had not been delivered, the promised date had been postponed three tunes-"We can’t help it, Mr. Rearden"-he had to find another company to deal with, the supply of copper was becoming increasingly uncertain…… Philip did not smile, when he looked up in the midst of a speech he was making to some friend of their mother’s, about some organization he had joined, but there was something that suggested a smile of superiority in the…
Sure, I could pretend-and I wouldn’t save your economy or your system, nothing will save them now-but I’d perish and what you’d win would be what you’ve always won in the past: a postponement, one more stay of execution, for another year-or month-bought at the price of whatever hope and effort might still be squeezed out of the best of the human remnants left around you, including me.
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Due to her illness, we postponed our vacation for a week.