put off


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Even if this family, the Braithwaites, are put off, I am still afraid that some excuse may be found for disappointing us.
Also, if he put off asking for his wish too long it might go bad.
I hope we shall see you at Barton," added her ladyship, "as soon as you can conveniently leave town; and we must put off the party to Whitwell till you return.
They resolved, as soon as it was dark, to put off quietly in the ship's boat, which they would be able to do unperceived, and to coast along back to Astoria.
If they would only put off their scheme till Tuesday, which they might easily do, as it depended only on themselves, she could go with them, and everybody might then be satisfied.
If Miss Verinder refuses to put off her visit to her aunt
But he, being a good Christian man, though he desired to give her in marriage at once, seeing her to be old enough, was unwilling to do so without her consent, not that he had any eye to the gain and profit which the custody of the girl's property brought him while he put off her marriage; and, faith, this was said in praise of the good priest in more than one set in the town.
He would have liked to go to the night-school, to see why Bartle Massey had not been at church yesterday, for he feared his old friend was ill; but, unless he could manage both visits, this last must be put off till to- morrow--the desire to be near Hetty and to speak to her again was too strong.
I have been for some time trying to make up my mind to sell Diana's Grove, I have put off and put off the doing of it till now.
Now Giafar had something of importance to say to the Caliph, and had no intention of being put off by mere silence, so with another low bow in front of the throne, he began to speak.
But now I want to talk about the ball; and to tell you that you positively must put off your holidays till it is over.
So he prays Death to let him stay, offers him gold and riches if he will but put off the matter until another day.