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Adjective
Moving or proceeding at a slow speed
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“She was almost cheerful again when, at last, the dallying guests appeared for a late breakfast.”
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Playful in a flirtatious way
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Characterized by laziness, indolence, and a lack of ambition
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The action of delaying or moving at a slow pace
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An affectation of amorous tenderness, especially of a woman directed towards a man
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A lack of seriousness, especially in the context of fun or entertainment
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Verb
Present participle for to have a casual romantic liaison with
“John can dally with a host of other women but never find in them the revelation of heavenly glory that he beholds after the most awkward kiss with the scholarly Lucy.”
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Present participle for to engage in an activity for enjoyment or recreation
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“Eddie and Denise travel to the Egyptian coastal village of Dahab, where they dally in the sun and sand.”
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Present participle for to waste or spend time idly and unfruitfully
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“There we would dally through the long night hours until the tinny clock sounded Reveille.”
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Present participle for to act, move or progress at a slow speed
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“I do not dally while working, so do not worry about me milking the clock.”
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Present participle for to stay in the same place, position or level
“I would want to dally there for so long that we got caught in the rain.”
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Present participle for to pause in indecision before doing something
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Present participle for to deceive or fool someone
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Present participle for to aimlessly move or drift from place to place
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Present participle for waste time, money, or energy on trifling matters
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