postpone

Part of speech: noun

Postponement.

Part of speech: verb

To defer to a later time; put off.

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Usage examples "postpone":

  1. With absolute power, she had done nothing but postpone. - "The Lion's Share", E. Arnold Bennett.
  2. He determined to postpone his departure until he had grown a beard. - "Somewhere in France", Richard Harding Davis.
  3. She said polite things, and assured him of the pleasure with which she would look forward to his next visit,- and even added that he had better not postpone that next visit beyond five or six days, or a week at most, as Mr. Glenowen was expected at once, and might not be able to stay long at Second Westings. - "Barbara Ladd", Charles G. D. Roberts.