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Definition delay until a later time
  • Due to her illness, we postponed our vacation for a week.
postponed = delayed until a later time
  • Let's postpone the test.
  • postpone = delay until a later time
  • There would be no postponement due to weather.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • postponement = the act of delaying until a later time
  • They planned to take a family vacation but postponed it.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • postponed = delayed until a later time
  • Again, they postponed their wedding.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • postponed = delayed until a later time
  • We might have to postpone.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • postpone = delay until a later time
  • Heck, we've gotten one postponement of this case just to make sure there's nothing to be uneasy about.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • postponement = delay until a later time
  • 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
  • postpone = delay (until a later time)
  • John Taylor was kind enough to give us a postponement...
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • postponement = delay until a later time
  • Postponement now speaks a floundering on my part; reprieve or pardon must cast doubt upon the guilt of them that died till now.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • I will not receive a single plea for pardon or postponement.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • DANFORTH, studying the list: There will be no postponement.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • DANFORTH: There will be no postponement.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • PARRIS: Excellency, I would postpone these hangin's for a time.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • Thee evacuation was postponed again to the following day.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • The President submitted, and even postponed ringing his bell.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • If it's interrupted, it will postpone the inevitable.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • When the Sessions came round, Mr. Jaggers caused an application to be made for the postponement of his trial until the following Sessions.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Then perhaps I had better postpone my analysis of the acetones, as we may need to be at our best in the morning.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • He also decided to postpone his consultations; then lay down for some moments on the surgery couch.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague

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