staved off, tabled, adjourned, late, set for a later time, intermitted, shelved, retarded, prorogued, withheld, put off, deferred, delayed, to be done later.
But he dreaded this meeting with his father which, however, let it be postponed
for ever so long, must come at last.
They insisted on effecting here and now that separation between the sheep and the goats, which Christ postponed
to the Day of Judgment.
Then the further consideration of the question was for the moment postponed,
and the trial came on.