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But I hate to think of you all battered up," she temporized.
That discreet youth, sensible of a certain incongruity in the association of such a client with the business that might be coming some day, with the best intentions temporized with Dolls, and offered a shilling for coach-hire home.
So for three years Yanukovych temporized, trying to get financial guarantees out of the EU that would make up for the economic punishment Putin would inflict if Ukraine signed the trade treaty.
She negotiated, threatened, and temporized, and came out on top nearly every time.
Muhammad Khatami temporized by travelling round the world to talk about Hobbes and Hobsbawm.