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delay

failure to perform on time.

DELAY, civil law. The time allowed either by law or by agreement of the parties to do something.
     2. The law allows a delay, for a party who has been summoned to appear, to make defence, to appeal; it admits of a delay during which and action may be brought, certain rights exercised, and the like.
     3. By the agreement of the parties there may be a delay in the payment of a debt, the fulfillment of a contract, &c. Vide Code, 3, 11, 4; Nov. 69, c. 2 Merl. Rep. h

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The positive social cue interfered with the low delayer's ability to suppress his or her actions," explains Dr.
Such research could also move away from the concept of separating individuals into "delayers" and "non-delayers" per se and seek to understand further the process of help-seeking across a wide range of delay times.
Results indicate the absence of relationships between progressive and struggler states and toxic releases and a positive relationship between delayer states and the level of environmental hazards.
Counties in delayer states evidence increasing levels of toxic releases.
Delayers (44%) consider more than one treatment option and often take several weeks to make a decision.
Unlike delayers, who are able to reach a decision as soon as one obvious choice emerges, deliberators don't stop the process until every stone has been overturned.
Males beginning sexual activity early were almost twice as likely as delayers to report causing a pregnancy.
Inspired by the earlier typology of Miller and colleagues, (16) they separate sexually inexperienced teenagers into two groups: delayers, who have not had sex and do not expect to do so in the next year, and anticipators, who have not had sex but anticipate doing so in the next year.
Compared with delayers, anticipators in the study by Whitaker and colleagues reported more risky behaviors, such as smoking, using alcohol and drugs, and carrying a weapon; they also were more likely to have friends who engaged in risky behaviors, but they were less likely to report parental monitoring.
Another consequence of the present theory concerns the asynimetry Bennett (1993) has noted between hasteners and delayers of events.
More than one-half the sample (50.7%) were long delayers --those who came to the clinic more than two months after their first sexual encounter.
Of the short delayers, nearly 75% arrived at the clinic within one month of initiating intercourse.