But their tergiversation had cost them a thousand dollars a-piece.
But, as Philo says, there is little chance of tergiversation.
I must tell you, however, in confidence, I suspect Tabby of tergiversation.
"I will have no tergiversation," replied Bonaparte with warmth.
What was Howe's explanation of his Lordship's tergiversation?
Some would talk of conversion, some of tergiversation; he could not make up his mind which accusation would be the more odious.
Hence it was just as well to go to the end of her logic, where reasons for tergiversation would be most pronounced.
In his account to the Pope of this meeting, Becket suppresses his own tergiversation on this point.
Saying this in a tone which admitted of no tergiversation, the Black Bear raised his knife.
There is no reason to suspect him of hypocritical compliances or tergiversation.
turning dishonestly from a straightforward action or statement; shifting, shuffling, equivocation, 1560s, from Latin tergiversationem (nominative tergiversatio) "a shifting, evasion," from past participle stem of tergiversari "turn one's back on, evade," from tergum "the back" (of unknown origin) + versare "to spin, turn" (see versus).