Ramayana: Once Dasharatha got the inspiration to pass the throne onto Rama, he didn’t shilly-shally but immediately began the process for succession.
Mahabharata: After Pandu’s untimely demise, the sages in the Himalayas urged Kunti not to shilly-shally but to promptly return to the kingdom of Hastinapura.
Bhagavad-gita: At the start of the Kurukshetra war, when Arjuna put aside his bow, he wasn’t merely shilly-shallying; he was afflicted by a profound ethical and existential crisis.
A lazy and careless boy was Jack,
He would not work, and he would not play;
And so poor, that the jacket on his back
Hung in a ragged fringe alway;
But ’twas shilly-shally, dilly-dally,
From day to day.
“Jack And The Bean-Stalk” by Clara Doty Bates
Beautiful – poetry has its own literary charm, and sharing apt sentences from a poem is a rich addition to the comments here. Thanks a lot.