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derelict
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The Count of Monte Cristo
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as in: derelict in her duty Define
failing to fulfill one's responsibilities -- especially through lack of effort
  • "Madame," replied Villefort, with a mournful smile, "I have already had the honor to observe that my father has—at least, I hope so—abjured his past errors, and that he is, at the present moment, a firm and zealous friend to religion and order—a better royalist, possibly, than his son; for he has to atone for past dereliction, while I have no other impulse than warm, decided preference and conviction."

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  • They are derelict in not addressing this problem sooner.
  • I noted in my log that George and Uncle Albert arrived back at the den together, obviously exhausted, at iz :17 P.M. About 2:00 P.M. Ootek woke up and made amends for his dereliction of duty by brewing me a pot of tea.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf

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as in: derelict in her duty Define
failing to fulfill one's responsibilities -- especially through lack of effort
as in: derelict ship Define
in terrible condition -- often abandoned
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