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Filibuster   /fˈɪləbˌəstər/   Listen

(past & past part. fillibustered; pres. part. filibustering)
Obstruct deliberately by delaying.

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"Filibuster" Quotes from Famous Books

... show himself upon the open sea at all. The mouth of the Scheldt, and the dangerous shallows off the coast of Newport and Dunkirk, swarmed with their determined and well-seasoned craft, from the flybooter or filibuster of the rivers, to the larger armed vessels, built to confront every danger, and to deal ...
— The Rise of the Dutch Republic, 1555-1566 • John Lothrop Motley

... was our first camp; not exactly a city, to be sure, at that time, whatever it may be now. We were greeted by the sight of a few old adobe houses, and the usual saloon. I had ceased, however, to dwell upon such trifles as names. Even "Filibuster," the name of our next camp, elicited no ...
— Vanished Arizona - Recollections of the Army Life by a New England Woman • Martha Summerhayes

... know. That Jameson and the Rand should coincide was the only chance. And they'll not coincide now. It might have been—it was to have been—a revolution at Johannesburg, with Dr. Jim to step in at the right minute. It's only a filibustering business now, and Oom Paul will catch the filibuster, as sure as guns. 'Gad, it makes ...
— The Judgment House • Gilbert Parker

Words linked to "Filibuster" :   obstruct, stymie, blockade, lawmaking, block, embarrass, holdup, hinder, filibusterer, delayer, legislating, legislator, law, jurisprudence, delay, legislation, stymy

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