• History tells us that this government and many banks in Spain dissimulate, prevaricate, and obfuscate not necessarily in that order.

    FORBES: Spain: Liar, Liar, Pants On Fire

  • In the corridors, officials complained that many countries still either refuse or prevaricate when asked to co-operate with their investigations.

    ECONOMIST: Money launderers keep a few steps ahead of academe

  • With the country's most egregious suspected war criminal at liberty, the European Union had a plausible reason to prevaricate about admitting it.

    ECONOMIST: The EU and the western Balkans

  • Concerns about distribution and its effect on future growth add impetus: the longer that governments prevaricate about reforming entitlements, the more will be squeezed from investment in the young and poor.

    ECONOMIST: Policy prescriptions

  • So it is now up to the weapons inspectors to probe hard enough to convince America that they are doing their job which increases the likelihood that at some point Iraq will prevaricate.

    ECONOMIST: The inspections begin

  • If the other members of the Security Council propose having one more try at implementing the existing weapons-inspections regime, and if Mr Hussein accepts it (only to prevaricate again), Mr Bush would face an unenviable choice.

    ECONOMIST: Iraq and the UN

  • The parliamentary bible, Erskine May, makes it clear that witnesses who "give false evidence, prevaricate, present forged or falsified documents... or attempt in any way to deceive a committee... may be reported to the House and dealt with as determined".

    BBC: How can select committees avoid being misled?

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