1 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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2 When the Sessions came round, Mr. Jaggers caused an application to be made for the postponement of his trial until the following Sessions.
3 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.
4 She was face to face with a monstrous difficulty, and she resolved to get free of it by postponement.
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5 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.
6 Oh, it's only a temporary postponement," replied Aramis; "I shall be one someday.
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7 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.
8 He had worked hard for it, so he could marry Suellen in the spring and if he parted with it, his wedding would be postponed indefinitely.
9 It was a fight that could not win but it had, at least, postponed the inevitable.
10 And apologies, once postponed, became harder and harder to make, and finally impossible.
11 But her confession would have to be postponed; and the chill of the delay settled heavily on her fagged spirit.
12 She had hoped for tiling, and a kerosene range for summer cooking, but Kennicott always postponed these expenses.
13 They spoke of and postponed a trip to the Twin Cities.
14 Arobin dropped in with a message from Mrs. Merriman, to say that the card party was postponed on account of the illness of one of her children.
15 I postponed this attempt for some months longer, for the importance attached to its success inspired me with a dread lest I should fail.