In an effort at normalcy, she broke the quiet as Martha dallied over the meal.
"You folks can take off now if you want," Fred said, as he dallied over his breakfast.
Belisarius dallied with the proposal until he had obtained an entrance within the walls of the capital, and proclaimed his inviolable fidelity to Justinian.
The Deans dallied over the dishes and then took a slow stroll around town, stopping at the Western Hotel a few blocks away.
There Julius Caesar dallied with Cleopatra in 47 B.C. and was mobbed by the rabble; there his example was followed by Antony, for whose favour the city paid dear to Octavian, who placed over it a prefect from the imperial household.
He dallied till the end of August, many weeks after the defeat, when the coming of Syracusan reinforcements decided him to depart; but on the 27th of that month was an eclipse of the moon, on the strength of which he insisted on a delay of almost another month.
In place of advancing on Edinburgh, they dallied round Stirling castle in futile siege, and, on the news :of Cumberland's advance, alarmed by desertions which they appear to have greatly exaggerated, the chiefs compelled Charles to a fresh retreat.
He obtained the loan of an Austrian army with which to restore absolute power, while the regent dallied with the Liberals.