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 Meanings and Examples of POSTPONE
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 v.  hold back to a later time; delay; defer
Classic Sentence: (32 in 3 pages)
1  It said only that the sender was leaving immediately and to postpone the funeral until he came.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 9
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.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Context  Highlight   In IV. THE INTERVIEW
3  His dread was so strong that, man-like, he sought to postpone certainty.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In III
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.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 11
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 Doyle
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.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In II. The Adventure of the Cardboard Box
7  But he had sense to postpone complaining: there might be compensation within.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XX
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.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER XXVI
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.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 86. The Trial.
10  When the Sessions came round, Mr. Jaggers caused an application to be made for the postponement of his trial until the following Sessions.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter LVI
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.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVI
12  She was face to face with a monstrous difficulty, and she resolved to get free of it by postponement.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 4: 7 The Tragic Meeting of Two Old Friends
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.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VI
14  Oh, it's only a temporary postponement," replied Aramis; "I shall be one someday.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
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.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Context  Highlight   In VIII
Example Sentence:
1  Malaysians planning to travel to Pakistan have been advised to postpone their visit.
2  After several fitful attempts, he decided to postpone the start of the project until he felt more energetic.
3  If you apprise him the dangerous weather conditions, he has to postpone his trip.
4  They decided to postpone their holiday until next year.
5  The overwhelming caseload has made the government reluctant to postpone trials, even though virtually all of the suspects lack defense attorneys.
6  Happiness is not something you postpone for the future.
7  They are calling for a further postponement of the election date.
8  The match was postponed to the next day because of bad weather.
9  His trial has been postponed indefinitely.
10  He postponed his trip at the eleventh hour.
11  The inevitable conflict was merely postponed till the next meeting.
12  The event has been postponed indefinitely due to lack of interest.
13  The project has been postponed for an indefinite period.
14  The mother postponed all other business to the task of smoothing her crying child.