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  • v  draw out a discussion or process in order to gain time

  • You temporise with Mister Dean) But be advised by me, and cling.

  • Bertie Ahern in Boston Globe (registration)
    Instead of blaming Britain for the woes President Mugabe has inflicted on his own country and people, President Mbeki would do well to emulate British Prime Minister Gordon Brown's principled approach to shun Robert Mugabe and not to temporise with... Tony Leon http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Leon&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGski0BKG--97Ere1BiyK75fH0-wQ Africasia http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.africasia.com/services/news/newsitem.php%3Farea%3Dafrica%26item%3D070815115411.kptgkg5a.php&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGyrUGknZg6S6TfF-Ba0IqAKOdc0w Aug 15, 2007 98857 131131 temporize There was a heavy burden on all of those within republicanism to bring this about," Ahern said, referring to the IRA and its allied Sinn Fein party. "History will judge harshly those who temporize and, in so doing, lose this historic...

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