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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

... or used for the support of any school in which any religious or sectarian doctrine or tenet is taught, inculcated or practised." The Free School Society was then fused with the School Board, and ceased to exist as a separate institution. That the amalgamation was a plan to shelve Peter Cooper's secular ideas dawned upon him later. And that the struggle for a school free from superstition's taint was not completely won, ...
— Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14) - Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Businessmen • Elbert Hubbard

... 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 responsibility of ...
— The Mayor of Warwick • Herbert M. Hopkins

... caught his shoulder and swung him out into the roadway, as he had swung him across the Esplanade des Invalides that morning. "Come! I'm going to insist upon a new medicine; my first prescription was not the right one. You're too theoretical to-night for a place of traditions. We'll shelve our little cabaret till some hour when genius burns, and instead I'll plunge you straight into common frivolity, as though you were some Cockney tourist getting his week-end's worth! Have you ever heard of ...
— Max • Katherine Cecil Thurston

... followed by this strenuous welcome at Ottawa, had made great demands upon him, and it was decided to cut down his program that day to a Garden Party in the charming grounds of Government House, and to shelve all engagements for the ...
— Westward with the Prince of Wales • W. Douglas Newton

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

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