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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
MEANING:adverb: Hesitantly; irresolutely.
adjective: Hesitant; vacillating.
noun: Hesitation; vacillation.
verb intr.: To vacillate; to dawdle.
ETYMOLOGY:From reduplication of the question Shall I?
USAGE:"We go after bigger things, and don't stand shilly-shally on the brink as you do."
Anthony Trollope; The Way We Live Now; 1875.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it -- and stop there -- lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again, and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one any more. -Mark Twain, author and humorist (1835-1910)