- post·pon·a·ble, adjective
- post·pone·ment, noun
- post·pon·er, noun
- non·post·pon·a·ble, adjective
- re·post·pone, verb (used with object), re·post·poned, re·post·pon·ing.
- un·post·pon·a·ble, adjective
- un·post·poned, adjective
- well-post·poned, adjective
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How to use postpone in a sentence
The American Athletic Conference released an updated schedule Friday to account for recently postponed games.Navy will host Memphis and Tulsa to make up games postponed by coronavirus issues | Kareem Copeland | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
Whether it’s the notion of postponing a show or whether it’s this idea of selling collections, you want to make sure that anything you do, you use people who you trust.
To this point, 78 college football games have been either canceled or postponed because of the virus.College football has been battered by covid. What’s most startling is our acceptance. | Barry Svrluga | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
The new guidance says that “postponing travel and staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others this year” and offers questions Americans should ask themselves before making a trip.CDC recommends against Thanksgiving travel amid surge of coronavirus cases | Brittany Shammas | November 19, 2020 | Washington Post
The NHL already postponed the 2021 Winter Classic in Minneapolis and the 2021 All-Star Game in South Florida.The NHL, facing more questions than answers, is still targeting a January start | Samantha Pell | November 19, 2020 | Washington Post
Yes, he may have been ill, but if he was politically healthy, the meeting would have been postponed until he was able to appear.
Each has merely postponed the problem—and neither political party has shown much understanding of how to start solving it.
More than once the Iraqis we worked with postponed our engagements so they could mourn slain colleagues.
The court postponed execution of the sentence, to give her time to recover from childbirth and to wean the new baby.In Sudan a Pregnant Woman May Be Hanged for Marrying a Christian | Nina Shea | May 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Planned Naval cooperation talks are now indefinitely postponed.
Three times the squadron of frigates got ready to accompany the new minister, but each time the minister postponed his departure.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
He needs her to witness for his clients, and Momsy says the hearing before the Surrogate cannot be postponed again.The Campfire Girls of Roselawn | Margaret Penrose
The final vote was therefore again postponed until the following day.The Eve of the Revolution | Carl Becker
If you happen to call too close to a meal-time in one of these towns, the meal will be postponed until you leave.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
But further operations against Scotland were postponed till Hereford and the other prisoners of note could be ransomed home.King Robert the Bruce | A. F. Murison
British Dictionary definitions for postpone
to put off or delay until a future time
to put behind in order of importance; defer
- postponable, adjective
- postponement, noun
- postponer, noun
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