POSTPONEMENT in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of POSTPONEMENT
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 n.  time during which some action is awaited
 n.  act of putting off an event to a future time
Classic Sentence: (32 in 3 pages)
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.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 86. The Trial.
2  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
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.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVI
4  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
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.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VI
6  Oh, it's only a temporary postponement," replied Aramis; "I shall be one someday.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
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.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Context  Highlight   In VIII
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.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXV
9  It was a fight that could not win but it had, at least, postponed the inevitable.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLVII
10  And apologies, once postponed, became harder and harder to make, and finally impossible.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER LX
11  But her confession would have to be postponed; and the chill of the delay settled heavily on her fagged spirit.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
12  She had hoped for tiling, and a kerosene range for summer cooking, but Kennicott always postponed these expenses.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIV
13  They spoke of and postponed a trip to the Twin Cities.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIV
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.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In XXXIV
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.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 15
Example Sentence:
1  They are calling for a further postponement of the election date.
2  The match was postponed to the next day because of bad weather.
3  His trial has been postponed indefinitely.
4  He postponed his trip at the eleventh hour.
5  The inevitable conflict was merely postponed till the next meeting.
6  The event has been postponed indefinitely due to lack of interest.
7  The project has been postponed for an indefinite period.
8  The mother postponed all other business to the task of smoothing her crying child.
9  Malaysians planning to travel to Pakistan have been advised to postpone their visit.
10  After several fitful attempts, he decided to postpone the start of the project until he felt more energetic.
11  If you apprise him the dangerous weather conditions, he has to postpone his trip.
12  They decided to postpone their holiday until next year.
13  The overwhelming caseload has made the government reluctant to postpone trials, even though virtually all of the suspects lack defense attorneys.
14  Happiness is not something you postpone for the future.