As Brookhiser fully appreciates—he does not equivocate or run from the truth—Lincoln was no radical, no abolitionist.
Why suffer that lip I have kissed a thousand times to equivocate?
I could not equivocate with this woman, I could no more lie to her sorrow than to the Judgment.
I will not equivocate—I will not excuse—I will not retreat a single inch.
How could she equivocate, with her child lying dead in the house.
But she did not dare to equivocate as to her precarious state.
But be sure you do not equivocate in the question of this girl.
It is said that he had such a reverence for truth, even from infancy, that he was never known to equivocate.
I have no patience with those who quibble and equivocate in regard to their having been seasick.
I know your purpose, son Thomas,' said I; 'so it is in vain for you to equivocate.
early 15c., equivocaten, from Medieval Latin equivocatus, past participle of equivocare "to call by the same name," from Late Latin aequivocus (see equivocation). Related: Equivocated; equivocating.