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  • Due to her illness, we postponed our vacation for a week.
  • Let’s postpone the test.
  • Again, they postponed their wedding.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • There would be no postponement due to weather.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United

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  • Excellency, if you postpone a week and publish to the town that you are striving for their confessions, that speak mercy on your part, not faltering.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • We might have to postpone.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • They planned to take a family vacation but postponed it.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • "You can’t postpone your service requirement, Hayley.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • She was the one who’d be pregnant, the one who’d turn over her body to the baby, so I postponed nudging her for a few months, keeping an eye on the pill bottle to see if the level went down.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Instead, she decided to postpone the matter until after we returned from our summer trip.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride

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  • I couldn’t pinpoint everything, but there was a delicious hint of garlic in the air, and I suddenly had a new reason to hate this date: I had to postpone actually eating.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • The February trial was postponed.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Do you want me to postpone my trip?
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • Even though they had both become reasonably tolerant of the idiosyncrasies involved in my professional duties, I did not want to try them too far and so I continued to postpone the analytical work, until one October morning when they went away together on a caribou hunting trip, leaving me in sole possession of the camp.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • The postponed argument at Cambridge now erupted on my grandfather’s lawn in Kegalle.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • I tried to talk to Harley, hoping he might postpone the race, but the boy brushed me off with a simple "Nah."
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • LATER, at the twice-postponed pizza supper, once because of Miri, once because Dr. O couldn’t make it, Dr. O said, "I can promise you this, Mirabelle.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • It occurred to Jess that she, too, wished to postpone regular school as long as possible.
    Katherine Paterson  --  Bridge to Terabithia
  • I had already decided that she had had two flounces too many, but since I hadn’t yet decided how to handle the matter, I postponed doing anything until after I had had a chance to talk with Papa about the whole Strawberry business.
    Mildred D. Taylor  --  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • I suggest we postpone any decision until we have given the matter careful thought, and until the time all of the heirs can attend.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • To be honest, I wanted to postpone as long as I could my disappointment if the man to whom I owed so much didn’t remember me.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • It had twice been postponed.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • You know, if you think Strauss is holding something back, I probably shouldn’t have been so quick to postpone searching his son’s room."
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • Because it was well past noon, Nathan and Sophie and I decided to postpone our "gourmet" seafood meal until the evening.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • "No," he said, his gaze lingering on the edge of my bodice, where the tucked kerchief left the upper swell of my breasts visible, "much as I would like to give you a badly needed lesson in manners, I am afraid the pleasure must be postponed indefinitely.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Expecting it to be postponed.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • Listen, the galley proofs are in for Pareja and we need to talk but the deadline’s been postponed so no worries, for now anyway.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • John Taylor was kind enough to give us a postponement
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • They have postponed going to Afghanistan.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • It said only that the sender was leaving immediately and to postpone the funeral until he came.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • If it’s interrupted, it will postpone the inevitable.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • To consider something a chance that is nothing but paper and filament and postponed dinners.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • Instead the wedding was postponed indefinitely, and Clary could hear her crying through the walls at night.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • All further Quidditch training and matches are to be postponed.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • He arranged to have the trial postponed until next week.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Notebook
  • He was glad only that the day was postponed.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Yes, sir; but they had to repair one of her boilers, and so her departure was postponed till to-morrow.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Lucy frets at the postponement of seeing him, but it does not touch her looks.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • And nobody felt sad as long as we could postpone tomorrow with more nostalgia.
    Stephen Chbosky  --  The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Natasha repeated suddenly, only now realizing that the marriage was to be postponed for a year.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • The sand was beginning to stoke up underfoot and, though I was eager for a dip, I postponed it for a minute or two more.
    Albert Camus  --  The Stranger
  • But he had sense to postpone complaining: there might be compensation within.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • By mid-April, Westerberg was both shorthanded and very busy, so he asked McCandless to postpone his departure and work a week or two longer.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • ’But in any case,’ said Glorfindel, ’to send the Ring to him would only postpone the day of evil.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • One could not avoid it, but one could perhaps postpone it: and yet instead, every now and again, by a conscious, wilful act, one chose to shorten the interval before it happened.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • I postponed this attempt for some months longer, for the importance attached to its success inspired me with a dread lest I should fail.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • He said, ’Well, we’ll postpone them for a while/ The ladies would bring us lunch.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • He had before offered me money, which I had postponed taking.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • I have postponed your day of choice.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • His dread was so strong that, man-like, he sought to postpone certainty.
    Edith Wharton  --  Ethan Frome
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