(1) None of this was dilatory or out of the ordinary.(2) Disappointed with the dilatory tactics of the cocoa firms, he even suggested sending a man-of-war to arrest a slave ship.(3) It is this dilatory or sidelong compliance I am talking about.(4) Equally undoubtedly, lawyers acting on behalf of the contracting companies involved will not have been so dilatory in their activities, on behalf of their own paymasters.(5) To be fair, the response of the English public has been as magnificent as that observed here and elsewhere, but the response of the Government has, at the very least, been dilatory .(6) On the whole, I feel that it is better to be a little bit too dilatory than too hurried in responding to political proddings of this kind.(7) Once wide awake, even enterprising, they slowly become dilatory , leaden, slow, laggard, and lumpish.(8) It had started dilatory and divisive tactics on the finality of accession.(9) The presence of large number of candidates makes descriptive answering method onerous and dilatory .(10) Here, a mother's allergy to snakes deprives the daughter of her favourite screw pine flower (thaazhambu in Tamil), forcing her to adopt dilatory tactics in domestic behaviour.(11) The usually dilatory official whose habit it is to charge extra for administration costs suddenly works studiously, and earnestly, organizing the charity effort.(12) That is changing, but employers can be dilatory in encouraging nurses to put in complaints because it is seen as bad publicity for the hospital.(13) That they have instead been dilatory is a worrying sign of a lack of commitment to the proper safeguarding of human rights.(14) Here is a Labour Government that says it is interested in the environment and in the United Nations, yet it has been extremely dilatory in bringing this important bill, which is relevant to two of its key pieces of rhetoric, to the House.(15) And, while the process must be thorough, it can't be dilatory .(16) Dismantling such structures has proved difficult, and the process of economic reform has often been tentative, dilatory , and slow.