reserve judgment


: to postpone making a judgment or decision
I will reserve judgment until I know the full story.

Examples of reserve judgment in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Coppola worked hard to reserve judgment on her characters. Brian Hiatt, Rolling Stone, 3 Nov. 2023 In the days that followed, members of the N.B.A. media wrung their hands and ultimately decided to reserve judgment until the details came to light. Jay Caspian Kang, The New Yorker, 21 Mar. 2023 But let’s reserve judgment on Mayfield. Los Angeles Times, 15 Dec. 2022 Whatever the outcome this time, Saudi Arabia seems certain to reserve judgment while buttressing its own position. Kim Ghattas, The Atlantic, 24 Nov. 2022 But for now, let’s reserve judgment and simply note the film is a first for the crypto industry and another original decision by one of the space’s most influential people. Jeff John Roberts, Fortune, 5 Oct. 2022 So let’s reserve judgment until this playoff run is over. Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel, 26 May 2022 Read more: The Problems With Policing the Police Shortly before the board posted the video and other investigation materials on its website, Mayor Lori Lightfoot urged the public to remain peaceful and reserve judgment until the board can complete its investigation. Time, 15 Apr. 2021 Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot urged the public Thursday to remain peaceful and reserve judgment until an independent board can complete its investigation into the police shooting of a 13-year-old boy last month., 15 Apr. 2021 See More

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“Reserve judgment.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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