Queed dallied with his thought, frankly and with the purest unaltruism.
She walked slowly and more slowly as he dallied by her side.
Talleyrand gave his in writing on March eighth; he had so dallied with royalists that his position must be definite now.
And still Charles dallied and delayed, still the main army did not come up.
Wiley dallied with the next batter for the purpose of giving the dummy pitcher time to shake the kinks out of his arm.
I had a heart that dallied Letter to Southey, July 29, 1802.
At any rate he saw them safely home, and dallied over his responsibility and the gate post until they said they must go in.
So he dallied, and bungled; and then you two intervened, and his game was hopeless.
Of course not; it was your business to keep the husband busy, while Monsieur Auguste dallied with madame in the thick shrubbery!
He has dared this, which I have dallied with, and left undone.
c.1300, "to talk, converse," possibly from Anglo-French dalier "to amuse oneself," of uncertain origin. Sense of "waste time" emerged by late 14c. Related: Dallied; dallying.