Usage examples for procrastination

  1. Procrastination was always his first refuge, as if the march of the world's events would pause indefinitely while he sat in his cabinet and pondered. – The Rise of the Dutch Republic, 1563-64 by John Lothrop Motley
  2. Procrastination is the ruin of life for all; and, therefore, each of us is hurried and unprepared at death. – The Five Great Philosophies of Life by William de Witt Hyde
  3. Here, at all events, the usual symptoms of hesitancy and procrastination were absent. – The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference by Emile Joseph Dillon
  4. Therefore, according to our contract, we were obliged to wait until eleven, surprising Ropes by our procrastination. – The Car of Destiny by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  5. As it happened Mary paid dear for her procrastination. – Mary Wollaston by Henry Kitchell Webster
  6. " You are right, field- marshal," said Gneisenau; " we must strike a decisive blow, and compel the gentlemen at headquarters to discontinue their present system of procrastination. – NAPOLEON AND BLUCHER by L. Muhlbach
  7. She ignored this subtle hint of procrastination. – The Long Chance by Peter B. Kyne
  8. Yet he made no attempt to claim her and at times wondered at his own procrastination. – Christopher Hibbault, Roadmaker by Marguerite Bryant
  9. Not that these things in particular were his matter of meditation now; he had wanted, at the end of his walk, to sit apart a little and think- and had been doing that for twenty minutes, even though as yet to no break in the charm of procrastination. – The Finer Grain by Henry James
  10. To reduce my tendency to idleness or procrastination I must avoid the companionship of the shiftless. – Increasing-Human-Efficiency-in-Business-a-contribution-to-the-psychology-of-business by Scott, Walter Dill
  11. Joe Sanders shuffled his feet in poignant disgust for the perilous procrastination. – When 'Bear Cat' Went Dry by Charles Neville Buck
  12. One thing to muddle away in wild- cat speculations a wife's money that, but for the procrastination of an easy- going father, would have been tightly tied up- quite another to bring himself so nearly within the clutches of the law as to make it possible for the Government of India to dismiss him. – Jan and Her Job by L. Allen Harker
  13. One day, in her anxiety and disappointment, she mentioned to an English friend, who had long resided in Rome, her trouble over the procrastination of her Italian acquaintance, when the Englishwoman asked: " What have you paid him?" – Life on the Stage by Clara Morris
  14. He saw much merit in procrastination. – The Woman Who Did by Grant Allen
  15. The facts of the situation, then, are that the President will not permit any procrastination in the negotiations over the Arabic affair, for should no more satisfactory conclusion be reached now than was the case after the Lusitania incident, Wilson would forfeit the respect of his countrymen, and would have no other resource but to forego his cherished design with what face he might, or else break off diplomatic relations with Germany. – My Three Years in America by Johann Heinrich Andreas Hermann Albrecht Graf von Bernstorff
  16. " There is a slowness, want of decision, and a spirit of procrastination in the President," he confided to his diary. – Jefferson and his Colleagues A Chronicle of the Virginia Dynasty, Volume 15 In The Chronicles Of America Series by Allen Johnson