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Shelve   /ʃɛlv/   Listen

(past & past part. shelved; pres. part. shelving)
Hold back to a later time.  Synonyms: defer, hold over, postpone, prorogue, put off, put over, remit, set back, table.
Place on a shelf.

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"Shelve" Quotes from Famous Books

... her delicacy, a proof of his strength. It was this strength that drew her, so that she swayed toward him involuntarily; but even though it contained an element of possible cruelty, it was not purely physical. Perhaps a realisation of this fact allowed her to shelve upon him entirely the ...
— The Mayor of Warwick • Herbert M. Hopkins

... coast—I think it was the coast that Was just describing—Yes, it was the coast— Lay at this period quiet as the sky, The sands untumbled, the blue waves untost, And all was stillness, save the sea-bird's cry, And dolphin's leap, and little billow crost By some low rock or shelve, that made it fret Against ...
— Don Juan • Lord Byron

... spur and the hill behind it are rough with ragged pine-woods, and, below, the banks shelve to the river with a broken scattering of deciduous trees, that leave on the eye the chill impression of leafless branches tangled against a background of grey and ...
— A Modern Mercenary • Kate Prichard and Hesketh Vernon Hesketh-Prichard

Words linked to "Shelve" :   postpone, respite, probate, put off, reschedule, place, table, set, reprieve, pose, call, cancel, set back, lay, position, suspend, shelver, remit, put, scratch, scrub, hold, delay, call off

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