• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a. & adv Palterly Paltry; shabby; shabbily; paltrily. "In palterly clothes."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • palterly Mean; paltry.
    • palterly In a palterly manner.
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In literature:

Since murder was that man's intention, why should he palter with small details?
"A Tramp Abroad, Complete" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Why should you palter with magazines?
"Martin Eden" by Jack London
Thou laggard sonorous Beer-vat, with the loud voice and timber head, is it time now to palter?
"The French Revolution" by Thomas Carlyle
None may palter with the King's command, or fit it to his ease, where it doth chafe, with deft evasions.
"The Prince and The Pauper, Complete" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
How long I might have paltered, had no sound come from that room, I know not.
"Zuleika Dobson" by Max Beerbohm
It does not palter or beat about the bush.
"Back Home" by Eugene Wood
Here, then, thou shalt not palter with or elude me.
"Zanoni" by Edward Bulwer Lytton
Aziel could no longer palter with himself, it was the truth.
"Elissa" by H. Rider Haggard
When a man is going on my journey he does not palter with truth.
"Simon the Jester" by William J. Locke
I loafed and paltered until the want of a dinner drove me into honesty.
"In the Year of Jubilee" by George Gissing
She could not speak out her very thought, and to palter with solemn words was impossible.
"A Life's Morning" by George Gissing
Here is no time to palter.
"The Valley of Decision" by Edith Wharton
I will not palter and parley with the unholy thing.
"The Woman Who Did" by Grant Allen
I begin to be afraid they are paltering with me.
"Peveril of the Peak" by Sir Walter Scott
There would be no faltering or paltering on his part.
"The Money Master, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
The time speedily arrived, however, when a persistence in this reticence would have involved me in an unworthy paltering with truth.
"Lectures and Essays" by T.H. Huxley
It actually paltered with those convictions and with the truth itself.
"The Great Conspiracy, Part 1." by John Alexander Logan
It actually paltered with those convictions and with the truth itself.
"The Great Conspiracy, Complete" by John Alexander Logan
He detected paltering as readily in dignified and prosperous persons as in beggars, and with equal scorn.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 10, No. 58, August, 1862" by Various
Pff, it sickens me, this paltering world.
"Memoirs of a Midget" by Walter de la Mare

In poetry:

Shame! to stand paltering thus,
Tricked by the balancing odds;
Strike! God is waiting for us!
Strike! for the vengeance is God's.
"God's Vengeance" by John Hay
``With this dread summons, since 'tis Heaven's decree,
I would not palter, even if I could;
But, being a woman only, I can be
Not great, but good.
"Victoria" by Alfred Austin
He slowed; he stopped; he paltered
Awhile with self, and faltered,
"Why courting misadventure shoreward roam?
To Molly, surely! Seek the woods with her till times have altered;
Charity favors home.
"The Alarm" by Thomas Hardy

In news:

It would have been more interesting, but I would have been paltering.
Jazz Singer Jesse Palter Live In Studio.
It would have been more interesting, but I would have been paltering .
Torontonian turned Westerner Jay Palter pictured with his kids Ella Palter and Ben Palter in a park near their home in Edmonton Alberta.