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  • So I prevaricated and didn't pay, seeing no end to paying if I should start.†   (source)
  • It is a terrible thing to have a mother who prevaricates.   (source)
  • Down there in court, old Dewey made it sound like I was prevaricating-on account of Dick's mother.†   (source)
  • He prevaricates just for prevaricating's sake.†   (source)
  • "Procrastinate, obscure, prevaricate, dissemble, and delay all you like, Uncle, Ser Balon must still come face-to-face with Myrcella at the Water Gardens, and when he does he's like to see she's short an ear.†   (source)
  • How he wouldn't prevaricate.†   (source)
  • When he started another joke I looked at John's face and began to realize it was he who had started me telling all these prevarications.†   (source)
  • He had slightly surprised himself by the ease with which he had prevaricated; it was clear that he intended to observe the High Lama's suggestion and keep the secret.†   (source)
  • 'How it is, you prevaricating little piece of goods!' cried Fanny.†   (source)
  • Henrietta had never prevaricated in her life, and, though on this occasion there might have been a fitness in doing so, she decided, after thinking some minutes, to make no superficial exception.†   (source)
  • We never prevaricated before.†   (source)
  • The words were still on his tongue, when the bushes on the side of the thicket where they stood, opened, and the whole of the party whom he had just left, and in whose behalf he was endeavouring to reconcile his love of truth to the necessity of prevaricating, came openly into view.†   (source)
  • I must prevaricate and fence them off with lies.†   (source)
  • "Look here," intervened Conway briskly, "this sort of vagueness and prevarication won't do.†   (source)
  • If you tell me any lies, or attempt to prevaricate in any way, or even fall below your usual level of intelligence, you will cry out with pain, instantly.†   (source)
  • It was no time for prevarication.†   (source)
  • But I lie; I prevaricate.†   (source)
  • Thinking it professional to prevaricate, he murmured something about a nervous breakdown.†   (source)
  • He was not willingly a prevaricator, and hated thoroughly to make explanations concerning it.†   (source)
  • It was evident he took me for a perfectly shameless prevaricator.†   (source)
  • She would prevaricate, but it would be in the line of her feelings, at least.†   (source)
  • —answer me this instant, without prevarication!†   (source)
  • Why should we prevaricate just at the last?†   (source)
  • Sue had not the art of prevarication, and, after admitting several facts as to their late difficulties and wanderings, she was startled by the landlady saying suddenly: "Are you really a married woman?"†   (source)
  • There was nothing unknown or unfamiliar in the path he was presumably to tread; but when he had trodden it before it was as a free man, who was accountable to no one for his actions, and could lend himself with an amused detachment to the game of precautions and prevarications, concealments and compliances, that the part required.†   (source)
  • The habitual frankness of Deerslayer prevented any prevarication, and the conference soon terminated by the return of the two to the outer room, or that which served for the double purpose of parlour and kitchen.†   (source)
  • But to be stopped on the stairs, to be forced to listen to her trivial, irrelevant gossip, to pestering demands for payment, threats and complaints, and to rack his brains for excuses, to prevaricate, to lie—no, rather than that, he would creep down the stairs like a cat and slip out unseen.†   (source)
  • At the moment of her departure he could prevaricate no longer, and, confessing to the gambling, told her the truth as far as he knew it—that the guineas had been won by Wildeve.†   (source)
  • Don't prevaricate!†   (source)
  • Godfrey left the room, hardly knowing whether he were more relieved by the sense that the interview was ended without having made any change in his position, or more uneasy that he had entangled himself still further in prevarication and deceit.†   (source)
  • "Don't prevaricate," said Mr. Lorry.†   (source)
  • The prevarication and white lies which a mind that keeps itself ambitiously pure is as uneasy under as a great artist under the false touches that no eye detects but his own, are worn as lightly as mere trimmings when once the actions have become a lie.†   (source)
  • ] As is not uncommon on such occasions, one of the parties got a little warm in the course of the discussion, for Deerslayer met all the arguments and prevarication of his subtle opponent with his own cool directness of manner, and unmoved love of truth.†   (source)
  • He assured him that his prevaricating and lying backward and forward was a great aggravation of his guilt; for which the only atonement he could make was by confession and repentance.†   (source)
  • I refused the pudding and excused myself, pleading tiredness, which was in no way prevarication.†   (source)
  • It was getting a bit late for prevarications, either to myself or anyone else.†   (source)
  • To One Shortly to Die From all the rest I single out you, having a message for you, You are to die—let others tell you what they please, I cannot prevaricate, I am exact and merciless, but I love you—there is no escape for you.†   (source)
  • OEDIPUS The knave methinks will still prevaricate.†   (source)
  • "Cavilling, not gravelling," said Don Quixote, "thou prevaricator of honest language, God confound thee!"†   (source)
  • Allworthy then, with the most solemn voice, said, "Look you, Mr Dowling, as you value my favour, or your continuance a moment longer in my service, do not hesitate nor prevaricate; but answer faithfully and truly to every question I ask.†   (source)
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