When I make a motion to enforce my decision, she complies - but it's always a dilatory effort.
To be fair, the response of the English public has been as magnificent as that observed here and elsewhere, but the response of the Government has, at the very least, been dilatory .
Here is a Labour Government that says it is interested in the environment and in the United Nations, yet it has been extremely dilatory in bringing this important bill, which is relevant to two of its key pieces of rhetoric, to the House.
Disappointed with the dilatory tactics of the cocoa firms, he even suggested sending a man-of-war to arrest a slave ship.
It is reported in the legal profession that some builders are quite dilatory on completions, even having received the bulk of the selling price through the sale of the site and the stage payments.
But, as he said, we shouldn't allow them to engage in hair-splitting and dilatory tactics.
This correspondence with the administration also generates delay; while complaining parties may be noninformative because of lack of experience, an administration is often dilatory out of calculation.
That they have instead been dilatory is a worrying sign of a lack of commitment to the proper safeguarding of human rights.
Dismantling such structures has proved difficult, and the process of economic reform has often been tentative, dilatory , and slow.
Previously, dilatory tactics were out of order only after cloture had been invoked.