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tem puh rahyz

  • v  draw out a discussion or process in order to gain time
    The speaker temporized in order to delay the vote

  • For a time, Tito, a Croat himself , tried to temporize with the nationalistic leaders of Croatia's Communist Party.
  • In something like a League panic, sincere Geneva friends of Democracy did their best to temporize, talked of referring matters to The Hague Courtanything for delay.
  • It chose to temporize and inserted a plank of no particular meaning: The Republican Party reaffirms its unyielding devotion to the Constitution and to the guarantees of civil .
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  • Editorial: With Syria, it's crunch time for Barack Obama
    President Barack Obama’s preferred strategy on the Syrian civil war was to temporize, providing modest amounts of nonlethal military aid to the rebels, refugee assistance to Turkey and encouragement to Saudi Arabia and Qatar, the rebels’ main arms suppliers.
    June 11, 2013 - Ventura County Star

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