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procrastinate
used in The Mill on the Floss

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postpone doing what one should be doing
  • ...the few hundreds Mr. Timpson advanced toward his daughter's fortune did not suffice for the purchase of handsome furniture, together with a stock of wine, a grand piano, and the laying out of a superior flower-garden, it followed in the most rigorous manner, either that these things must be procured by some other means, or else that the Rev. Mr. Stelling must go without them, which last alternative would be an absurd procrastination of the fruits of success, where success was certain.
    2.1 -- Book 2 Chapter 1 -- Tom's "First Half" (13% in)

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