And if he had any notion of a hostile movement, why should he have delayed action so long?
It is quite certain that Washington, in their place, would not have delayed action.
He seems, however, to have delayed action until the whole appeared, in order to obtain proofs of deserved condemnation.
Just the delayed action of some subterranean mechanism of fright in my subconscious brain.
delayed action maybe eminently proper at one moment; at another it may mean the loss of opportunity.
Every month that they delayed action lessened their chances of success.
He delayed action and began a careful, patient, thorough investigation.