verb (used without object), daw·dled, daw·dling.
verb (used with object), daw·dled, daw·dling.
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OTHER WORDS FROM dawdledawdler, noundaw·dling·ly, adverb
Example sentences from the Web for dawdle
In the past, a school might have dawdled in making a decision about a self-imposed ban or an appeal, but it wasn’t shocking when it eventually accepted a penalty.NCAA tournament bracketology: Oklahoma State will probably make it despite its postseason ban|Patrick Stevens|January 26, 2021|Washington Post
Traveling across the isle on foot without dashing is unappealing since large areas of the environment look rather plain, giving scant reason to dawdle.
But the small boy who was unwillingly dawdling through a series of poses for it, to-day refused all bribes to be good.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I knew that the poor girl from Kansas must get up with the sun, too, for her uncle was not the man to brook any dawdling.The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
"I always make it a point to be punctual," Lamb dawdling in the background, overheard him say.
This is the method of Vacuity or Dawdling formerly mentioned.Assimilative Memory|Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
An' ye aims ter trust ther life of ther only real man in these mountings ter ther dawdling of sonny?The Code of the Mountains|Charles Neville Buck
The men are doing something noble, not dawdling away these glorious days in selling tape and ribbons.Nurse and Spy in the Union Army|S. Emma E. Edmonds