DAWDLE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of DAWDLE
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dawdle
 v.  proceed slowly; waste time
Classic Sentence:
1  The next day, however, she began to dawdle over her work, and the third day she was more idle still; then she began to lie in bed in the mornings and refused to get up.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In MOTHER HOLLE
2  She knew now that Frank would be contented to dawdle along with his dirty little store for the rest of his life.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
3  All day long we seemed to dawdle through a country which was full of beauty of every kind.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
4  Everybody dawdled that morning, and it was noon before the girls found energy enough even to take up their worsted work.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER NINE
5  The sight of Tom Slattery dawdling on his neighbors' porches, begging cotton seed for planting or a side of bacon to "tide him over," was a familiar one.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
6  In it was an old woman with a lip full of snuff and a weather-beaten face under a drab sunbonnet, driving a dawdling old mule.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
7  They naturally took comfort in each other's society and were much together, riding, walking, dancing, or dawdling, for at Nice no one can be very industrious during the gay season.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-NINE
8  You were completely dressed, but no, you have to keep on dawdling.
The Inspector-General By Nicolay Gogol
Get Context   In ACT III
Example Sentence:
1  We have to meet a deadline so don't dawdle; just get down to work.