Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: postponed
IPA transcription: [poʊstp'oʊnd]
Pronunciations of postponed
Usage examples
  • They had postponed their breakfast on my account, and we sat down to table together.
  • 'It's very important and pressing business, which can't be postponed on any account.
  • This was approved of, but postponed for a day or two to allow for preparations and invitations.
  • "I was unfortunate enough," she continued, "to inspire him with love, and he postponed his departure.
  • "Yes, sir; but they had to repair one of her boilers, and so her departure was postponed till to-morrow."
  • The honor might be postponed or, if necessary, foregone; the opportunity to earn a dollar was the chance of a lifetime and must not be allowed to slip.
  • Now this end can be nothing but the subject of all possible ends, since this is also the subject of a possible absolutely good will; for such a will cannot without contradiction be postponed to any other object.
  • But when he went to look at the princess, she was such a figure that he agreed that it would be unfitting for her position to be seen in such a gown, and he ordered the ceremony and the banquet to be postponed for a few hours, so that the tailors might take the dress to pieces and make it fit.
  • I went through half-a-dozen others, and recurred to it, and puzzled over its exterior again, and again postponed what I fancied would prove a disagreeable discovery; and this happened every now and again, until I had quite exhausted my budget, and then I did open it, and looked straight to the signature.
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