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English citations of lagging

  • 1595, William Shakespeare, King Richard II
    How long a time lies in one little word! / Four lagging winters and four wanton springs / End in a word: such is the breath of kings.
  • 1859, Walt Whitman, "Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking", from Leaves of Grass
    Carols under that lagging, yellow, waning moon!
  • 1861-1865, Emily Dickinson, Delayed till she had ceased to know —
    Oh, lagging yesterday
  • 1878, W. S. Gilbert, H.M.S. Pinafore
    We'll chase the lagging hours along