• WordNet 3.6
    • n postponer someone who postpones work (especially out of laziness or habitual carelessness)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Postponer One who postpones.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n postponer One who postpones; one who delays or puts off.
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  • William James
    “We forget that every good that is worth possessing must be paid for in strokes of daily effort. We postpone and postpone, until those smiling possibilities are dead.”
  • Herbert Kaufman
    Herbert Kaufman
    “Failure is only postponed success as long as courage coaches ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.”
  • Jim Rohn
    “Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.”
  • David J. Schwartz
    “To fight fear, act. To increase fear -- wait, put off postpone.”
  • Henry Miller
    “Life, as it is called, is for most of us one long postponement.”
  • Niccolo Machiavelli
    “There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others.”


In literature:

Commercial travelers and buyers postponed their local visits.
"The Clarion" by Samuel Hopkins Adams
None the less, the vice-president tried craftily for the postponement.
"The Honorable Senator Sage-Brush" by Francis Lynde
Is such a postponement to our advantage?
"History of the American Negro in the Great World War" by W. Allison Sweeney
Perhaps the mere fact that the Duma was assembling served to postpone resort to drastic measures.
"Bolshevism" by John Spargo
By ten o'clock postponement was no longer a tenable city of refuge: the plunge had to be taken.
"Empire Builders" by Francis Lynde
Christmas feast necessarily postponed.
"The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to His Death, Volume I (of 2), 1866-1868" by David Livingstone
He persuaded Henry to postpone the expedition until the following spring.
"The History of England" by T.F. Tout
I am happy to inform you, we were able to set the loan a going again, and that the evil is at least postponed.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
The immediate danger we are in of a rupture with England, is postponed for this year.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
Still she could not give him much; the difficulty was only postponed; what was to be done?
"Oscar Wilde, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Frank Harris

In poetry:

Postpone you can not, nor advance
Success or failure that's to be;
All fortune, being born of chance,
Is bastard-child to destiny.
"Fortune" by Madison Julius Cawein
Shou'd he from penitence thy soul restrain,
'Till death, and make thee each good work postpone:
He hinders thee God's mercy to obtain,
Until perhaps the time of mercy's gone.
"Advice, To Guard Against The Temptations Of The Devil " by Rees Prichard
He turned to the other grave Justice of Peace,
And whispered, ‘You can’t always trust the police;
‘I’ll visit the premises during the day,
‘And see for myself,’ said O’Hara, Jay Pay.
(Case postponed.)
"O'Hara, J.P." by Henry Lawson
There was quite a new expression on his lemon-coloured face,
And the unexpected odour won him temporary grace,
For we tacitly postponed the sacking-point till by-and-by,
And we tacitly said nothing save the one word, "rabbit pie!"
"My Other Chinee Cook" by James Brunton Stephens
Feeling lonely-like, Magee took on a local star named Bent,
And four others started fighting to avoid an argument:
So Simonsen postponed the game, for fear some slight mishap
Might disturb the pleasant feeling then prevailing at The Gap.
"A Friendly Game Of Football" by Edward Dyson

In news:

Jason Hammel 's MRI postponed until Thursday morning.
The case was postponed until Sept 27 to give Tebbetts time to find a lawyer, according to the AG's office.
Cleanup postponed at New York City plaza where encamped protesters had feared eviction.
For the third time in a year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has postponed a rule requiring backup cameras in all cars.
Collierville horse trainer McConnell's trial postponed.
De La Hoya hadn't fought in 15 months and still was concerned going into the fight that the injury to his left hand that forced the fight to be postponed from May 4 might cause him problems.
MONROVIA The wait to name Monrovia's football coach is over, just a week after the Monroe-Gregg School Board voted to postpone a decision about who would lead the football te.
Postponed two weeks by tropical storm Ernesto, the popular annual visitor is a hypnotist who performs for colleges and corporate audiences across the country.
The Times of London reported this weekend that the report had been postponed because of lack of evidence.
Case had been postponed for settlement talks.
ALCS Game 4 postponed because of inclement weather.
The Yankees' game against the Florida Marlins at Yankee Stadium yesterday was postponed because of rain, but there is a real chance it will never be played.
The Old-Timers' Day game was also postponed, with no makeup date announced.
The White House said Friday that Obama is willing to postpone his vacation until the U.S.-Russia pact is ratified .
Back to The HooK front page NEWS- Razor's edge: Presley trail trial postponed.

In science:

To keep the main idea clear, we choose to work on local models first in Section 3 and postpone the degeneration analysis till section 4.
Invariance of Gromov--Witten theory under a simple flop
The proof of the main result is postponed to section 5.
A class of non homogeneous self interacting random processes with applications to learning in games and vertex-reinforced random walks
The discussion of such cases is postponed to the following Section 3.5, using the Proposition 16.
Analysis of quantum semigroups with GKS--Lindblad generators II. General
The analysis of Uε,s and that of Xε is postponed to section 3, after we state and prove lemma 2.2, which allows us to analyze the contributions of the different graphs.
Homogenization with large spatial random potential
The precise definition of the variables {βk ,j } is postponed to the end of the subsection.
Slowdown estimates for ballistic random walk in random environment