But while I secretly exulted in my power, I felt disposed to dally with my victim like a cat.
They know exactly to what it will lead, if they dally with sentiment.
"All right, Sir," assented Keith, flattered by the last part of dally's remark and utterly ignorant of what his choice implied.
"We must not dally here," cried Max as they left the building.
New interests were stirring and, as usual, cleverly nursed by dally.
I may not dally on my way, turning to the right and the left for beauty and caricature.
And they are the very breath of childhood,—they "dally with the innocence of love, like the old age."
Twas no time now, thought I, all at once, to dally with the child.
Here was a burning of bridges, a lover who wooed and a maid who did not dally!
We can delay arrival at the goal of our desires; we can dally by the wayside if we will.
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.