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Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix
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derelict
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Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix
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as in: derelict in her duty Define
failing to fulfill one's responsibilities -- especially through lack of effort
  • Dereliction of duty!

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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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unspecified meaning
  • He could smell damp, dust and a sweetish, rotting smell; the place had the feeling of a derelict building.

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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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