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  • Much later that night, Mebratu and Ghosh palavered over cognac and cigars.†   (source)
  • "And now our palaver is finished," I said.†   (source)
  • At that point a certain amount of palavering ensued.†   (source)
  • Well, there's no time to palaver when it's a national emergency.†   (source)
  • So my 'Footnote' deals with tactical palavers of no real importance.†   (source)
  • So after a great deal of palaver and good-natured argument, we reached what might be called a compromise.†   (source)
  • Some of these palavers could take half a day.†   (source)
  • Probably nothing to all the palaver about her.†   (source)
  • Will Jr said it was full of pointless froth, mere tiresome palaver, a tiresome rumble of symbolism.†   (source)
  • I want to make palaver with the folks.†   (source)
  • It's been quite pleasant, our little palaver, sir," I said.†   (source)
  • He must have heard the slam of the taxi door and my palaver with the driver.†   (source)
  • We got a palaver going, and beer was brought from the back MOM.†   (source)
  • He had told me that on his last visit, he'd held palavers with the village chiefs, making sure his father was included, and had suggested that the villagers start making bricks.†   (source)
  • After some palaver over jurisdiction between Strängnäs and Södertälje, he wound up in the cells in Södertälje.†   (source)
  • The soldiers looked at us and then looked away, refusing to enter into the palaver Ferdinand and I tried to get going.†   (source)
  • A familiar building; officials I knew and could palaver with; people whose faces I understood; one of our old disinfected taxis; the well-known lumpy road to the town, at first through bush which had distinguishing features, then past the squatters' settlements.†   (source)
  • You will palaver for me.†   (source)
  • It was this panic that finally distinguished crew and officials, none of them in uniform, from the other people who had come in and palavered for their beer; and it meant only that the steamer was about to leave.†   (source)
  • We had a little time for palaver, in the slowness of the undeveloping winter, sitting at the lunch counter of the poolroom by the window that showed out on horse-dropped, coal-dropped, soot-sponged snow and brown circulation of mist in the four o'clock lamplight.†   (source)
  • Drouet was palavering himself with the looseness of excitement and passion.†   (source)
  • I palavered with Bud an' I wanted to know.†   (source)
  • Makes me tired, his everlasting palavering and soft-soaping.†   (source)
  • Meantime the palaver inside Jim's house went on in the presence of the girl.†   (source)
  • The girl glanced back at him over her shoulder and said with great bitterness: "The men that is now is only all palaver and what they can get out of you."†   (source)
  • I heard them palavering together.†   (source)
  • He, Naphta, asserted this to counter the impudence with which materialistic science passed off as absolute knowledge all its astronomical bunkum and windy palaver about the "universe.†   (source)
  • And yet some of these boys, as he was now informed—a certain youth in particular, who was not on the same watch with him at this time—were supposed to be of the mind that "fell for it," as one of the other youths phrased it And the talk and the palaver that went on in the lobby and the grill, to say nothing of the restaurants and rooms, were sufficient to convince any inexperienced and none-too-discerning mind that the chief business of life for any one with a little money or social…†   (source)
  • "Then we'll drop him over without any palavering, unless our clerical-looking castaway has the burial service at sea by heart."†   (source)
  • He was dragged into dinnerparties; and the long, vague, palavering luncheons to which a Director has to go, and the telephoning to straighten out the dates of these tortures, took nervous hours.†   (source)
  • Yet, here is the fact of the lighted chamber, the dressy greedy company, the small, self-interested palaver, the disorganized, aimless, wandering mental action which it represents-the love of light and show and finery which, to one outside, under the serene light of the eternal stars, and sweeping night winds, what a lamp-flower it must bloom; a strange, glittering night-flower, yielding-yielding, insect-drawing, insect-infested rose of pleasure.†   (source)
  • As to Christian or unchristian, I repudiate your canting palavering Christianity; and as to the way in which I spend my income, it is not my principle to maintain thieves and cheat offspring of their due inheritance in order to support religion and set myself up as a saintly Killjoy.†   (source)
  • Frances pulled his hair heartily, and then went and seated herself on her husband's knee, and there they were, like two babies, kissing and talking nonsense by the hour — foolish palaver that we should be ashamed of.†   (source)
  • Come, come, Pathfinder, this palaver is worse than being skinned from stem to stem; we have but a few hours of sun, and had better be drifting down this said current of yours while we may.†   (source)
  • Poyser might sit down if he liked, she thought; she wasn't going to sit down, as if she'd give in to any such smooth-tongued palaver.†   (source)
  • It would seem as if the very language of our parlors would lose all its nerve and degenerate into palaver wholly, our lives pass at such remoteness from its symbols, and its metaphors and tropes are necessarily so far fetched, through slides and dumb-waiters, as it were; in other words, the parlor is so far from the kitchen and workshop.†   (source)
  • "Come, come, Captain Bildad; stop palavering,—away!" and with that, Peleg hurried him over the side, and both dropt into the boat.†   (source)
  • Master Pedro did not care to engage in any more palaver with Don Quixote, whom he knew right well; so he rose before the sun, and having got together the remains of his show and caught his ape, he too went off to seek his adventures.†   (source)
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