verb (used with object), post·poned, post·pon·ing.
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And Rep. Jim McDermott laid out an impassioned—and eminently reasonable—case for postponing the vote.
One is just postponing the inevitable, while the other seeks to deny that inevitability outright.Jill Lepore on When Life Begins and Ends in ‘The Mansions of Happiness’|Malcolm Jones|June 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The New York affiliate said it was postponing two spring fundraising events due to concerns about raising money.Komen Kills Major Lobbying Day in D.C., Urges People Not to Abandon Women|Abigail Pesta|March 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Obama would do right to address any fears of irrelevance, which he—inadvertently—helped stoke by postponing his trip twice.
He has said he is postponing future travel to the U.S. because of fear that he faces legal sanctions here.
A dozen broils that Jim had been postponing for Belle to arbitrate had now to be considered.The Preacher of Cedar Mountain|Ernest Thompson Seton
As a pretext for postponing his letter, he took up the paper and glanced down the first page.The Glimpses of the Moon|Edith Wharton
This unauthorised interpolation may have had its share in postponing the prohibition of the book by the Church of Rome.Kepler|Walter W. Bryant
Do not be caught in the delusion of many thousands in postponing a home until they can have an expensive one.The Wedding Ring|T. De Witt Talmage
You forget that your father and I would prefer to see Ned at once, and would not approve of postponing his visit.A Houseful of Girls|Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey