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Procrastinate (verb active)

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To Procrástinate. v.a. [procrastinor, Lat.] To defer; to delay; to put off from day to day.

Hopeless and helpless doth Ægeon wind,
But to procrastinate his lifeless end.
Shakesp.

Let men seriously and attentively listen to that voice within them, and they will certainly need no other medium to convince them, either of the error or danger of thus procrastinating their repentance. Decay of Piety.

Sources: Allestree, Richard (89) · Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors (24)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Procrastinate (verb active)." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: June 7, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=9669.


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