1 It said only that the sender was leaving immediately and to postpone the funeral until he came.
2 His first care was given to the child, whose cries, indeed, as she lay writhing on the trundle-bed, made it of peremptory necessity to postpone all other business to the task of soothing her.
3 His dread was so strong that, man-like, he sought to postpone certainty.
4 She liked to leave her room early, and to return to it as late as possible; and she was walking slowly now in order to postpone the detested approach to her doorstep.
5 Then perhaps I had better postpone my analysis of the acetones, as we may need to be at our best in the morning.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan DoyleContext Highlight In XII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE COPPER BEECHES
6 A depleted bank account had caused me to postpone my holiday, and as to my companion, neither the country nor the sea presented the slightest attraction to him.
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7 But he had sense to postpone complaining: there might be compensation within.
8 If the doctors did not keep me here at the spas I should be back in Russia, but as it is I have to postpone my return for three months.
9 The investigation would begin at eight o'clock that evening in the committee-room, and if postponement were necessary, the proceedings would be resumed each evening at the same hour.
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10 When the Sessions came round, Mr. Jaggers caused an application to be made for the postponement of his trial until the following Sessions.
11 Mysteriously aching, nebulously sad, she slipped away, half-convinced but only half-convinced that it was horrible and unnatural, this postponement of release of mother-affection, this sacrifice to her opinionation and to his cautious desire for prosperity.
12 She was face to face with a monstrous difficulty, and she resolved to get free of it by postponement.
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13 Lucy frets at the postponement of seeing him, but it does not touch her looks; she is a trifle stouter, and her cheeks are a lovely rose-pink.
14 Oh, it's only a temporary postponement," replied Aramis; "I shall be one someday.
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15 Such postponement is due to the difficulty of earning sufficient to rear and support a family; and it undoubtedly leads, in the country districts, to sexual immorality.