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prevaricate

pruh ve ruh kayt

  • v  be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information

  • Sissela Bok, the high priestess of the scholars of lying, says the TV camera has made it far more dangerous for a President to prevaricate than it was 50 years ago.
  • While they delay and prevaricate, the burden falls on the wounded and their families.
  • To hold the contrary is to prevaricate the truth and the record.
News & Articles

  • Pagano calls Titans game biggest of season
    Chuck Pagano didn't call the Indianapolis Colts' AFC South showdown with the Tennessee Titans at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday a 'must win' encounter. Neither did the Colts coach prevaricate or obfuscate.
    Nov. 29, 2013 - The Indianapolis Star
Quotes

  • Tavish Scott in BBC News
    Mr Scott said: "The Edinburgh Airport Rail Link (EARL) will simply make Scotland a more attractive place to visit and do business. To oppose, prevaricate or dither is not an option. This government will not. We will act and deliver this project."
  • Angela Merkel in Wall Street Journal
    Ms. Merkel said that if the Iranians "think they can prevaricate in the hope of the international community being split, then this proves them wrong."
  • David Laws in guardian.co.uk
    Mr Laws added: "The government can no longer prevaricate. It is time to end mass means-testing and bring in a universal, higher state pension, which takes every citizen out of poverty. It is time to acknowledge that raising the state pension age to...

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