Temporizing sentence example

temporizing
  • But the king was only temporizing; he had no intention of changing his policy.
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  • The Federalist domination had been succeeded by Whig rule in the state; but after the death of the great Whig, Daniel Webster, in 1852, all parties disintegrated, re-aligning themselves gradually in an aggressive anti-slavery party and the temporizing Democratic party.
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  • The Porte, after much futile temporizing, yielded to France.
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  • Essential modifications could not, of course, be at once effected or even indicated in a power whose life-blood is tradition, and whose main strength has always lain in calmly abiding the issue of events and in temporizing.
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  • He made no secret of his Lutheran views, and his outspokenness brought him into collision, not only with the Catholic Rigsraad, but also with his cautious and temporizing father.
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  • Temporizing and partial concessions were of no avail.
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  • Petitions against the service book and the book of canons poured in from every quarter; the tables or committee formed to forward the petition rapidly became a powerful government at the head of a national movement, the action of the crown was temporizing, and on the 28th of February the National Covenant was signed in the famous scene in Greyfriars church and churchyard.
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  • The views of the Reformers had spread in his diocese, and he was suspected of temporizing with them.
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  • It is humiliating to human strength and consoling to human weakness to find the Titan behaving like the least resolute of mortals, seeking refuge in temporizing, in evasion, in fortuitious circumstance.
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  • He was a good and honest man, moderate, conciliatory and temporizing, anxious to lift the monarchy above the strife of parties and to reconcile them; but he was so little practical that he could believe in a reformation of the laws in the midst of all the violent passions which were now to be let loose.
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  • Arandas policy might have been successful if it had been adopted earlier, but the tinie for temporizing was now past, and it was necessary to choose one side or the other.
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  • From this general perspective, ABC for a Marxist, he contrives however to make a recipe of temporizing passivity and national nihilism.
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  • This game of see-saw between the Politiques and the League furthered his secret ambition, but also the dissolution of the kingdom; and the pressure of public opinion, which desired an effective monarchy, put an end to this temporizing policy and caused the convocation of the states- general in Paris (December 1592).
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  • When the position is such that neither side will gain by making the first move, it is called temporizing ground.
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  • William of Orange was not deceived by the specious temporizing of the king.
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