Usage examples for procrastination

  1. " 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
  2. Here, at all events, the usual symptoms of hesitancy and procrastination were absent. – The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference by Emile Joseph Dillon
  3. " 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
  4. Quezox: Ah, Sire, Procrastination is a thief Which steals the treasure hidden in the brain, While if it were supplanted by stern acts Like to the sword 'twould ward off ev'ry foe. – 'A Comedy of Errors' in Seven Acts by Spokeshave (AKA Old Fogy)
  5. As it happened Mary paid dear for her procrastination. – Mary Wollaston by Henry Kitchell Webster
  6. 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
  7. By a subsequent ukase known as the 'Reglement Organique, ' the Court of St. Petersburg further expressed its wishes in regard to the internal government of the Principalities; and this document having been confirmed by the Porte after great procrastination, the Russian forces were withdrawn from the Principalities in 1834, and two princes of the houses of Stourdza and Ghika were again appointed hospodars. – Roumania Past and Present by James Samuelson
  8. She ignored this subtle hint of procrastination. – The Long Chance by Peter B. Kyne
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. To conclude, gentlemen, I see no great harm in this resolution except the procrastination that will result from it, and that will give us nothing but what we have before us. – History of the Thirty-Ninth Congress of the United States by Wiliam H. Barnes
  13. Yet he made no attempt to claim her and at times wondered at his own procrastination. – Christopher Hibbault, Roadmaker by Marguerite Bryant
  14. Joe Sanders shuffled his feet in poignant disgust for the perilous procrastination. – When 'Bear Cat' Went Dry by Charles Neville Buck
  15. He saw much merit in procrastination. – The Woman Who Did by Grant Allen
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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