Definition of "temporising" [temporising]

  • Present participle of temporise. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "temporising" in a sentence
  • "Peel's speech was described as temporising, and the deliverance of his young lieutenant was temporising too, though firm on the necessary principle, as he called it, of which the world was before long to hear so much from him, that the nation should be taxed for the support of a national church."
  • "However, such a shocking thing as violence is hardly hinted at, and the Princess always succeeds, as the Creole lady in _Newton Forster_ said she did with the pirates, in "temporising," while her abductors confine themselves for the most part to the finest "Ph├ębus.""
  • "Sheer shock is one explanation for this slow and initially temporising response."