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  • Ed Seger, the doctor who examined George, mysteriously concluded that he was not mentally ill but was "malingering" or faking symptoms of mental illness.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • I am not malingering.
    Sharon Creech  --  Walk Two Moons
  • With a beautiful girl I could have consoled myself that she was out of my league; that I was so haunted and stirred even by her plainness suggested—ominously—a love more binding than physical affection, some tar-pit of the soul where I might flop around and malinger for years.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Johnnie told me that any time a malingerer wanted to get out of work he told you he was sick and you gave him a day off.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind

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  • Do you care to imagine what it would be like, if you had to live and to work, when you’re tied to all the disasters and all the malingering of the globe?
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Several times his officers looked closely at him for malingering, but no charge was brought.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • One night there was a heavy snowfall, and in the morning Pike, the malingerer, did not appear.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • In that hour no one could have perceived in Agamemnon a moment’s torpor or malingering, but fiery ardor for the battle-test that brings honor to men.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • She was crazy, she had driven them crazy, she was malingering, they couldn’t afford it, and so forth.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • To desire to shirk, even, since a man must be better than common to do a good job of malingering, the same as a good job at anything else: of stealing and murdering even.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August

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  • The vigilant wind had chased the malingering gray clouds over the ridgeline, leaving the sky clear.
    David Baldacci  --  Wish You Well
  • Smoothed by long fingers, Asleep …. tired …. or it malingers, Stretched on the floor, here beside you and me.
    T.S. Eliot  --  The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
  • If the woman refused, they would report to the office that the woman was a malingerer.
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy
  • Each day over the next few months, Van Rensburg would charge one of us for insubordination or malingering.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • The strange and instant healing of the frantic and struggling woman as soon as she was led up to the holy sacrament, which had been explained to me as due to malingering and the trickery of the "clericals," arose probably in the most natural manner.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • He had to ask Major Callendar for half a day’s leave, and be refused because of his recent malingering; despair; renewed approach of Major Callendar through Fielding, and contemptuous snarling permission.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • One night, shortly after her confinement, the kitchen-maid was seized with the most appalling pains; Mamma heard her groans, and rose and awakened Francoise, who, quite unmoved, declared that all the outcry was mere malingering, that the girl wanted to ’play the mistress’ in the house.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • As less reprehensible than theft, highway robbery, cruelty to children and animals, obtaining money under false pretences, forgery, embezzlement, misappropriation of public money, betrayal of public trust, malingering, mayhem, corruption of minors, criminal libel, blackmail, contempt of court, arson, treason, felony, mutiny on the high seas, trespass, burglary, jailbreaking, practice of unnatural vice, desertion from armed forces in the field, perjury, poaching, usury, intelligence…
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • She considered Lara a malingerer.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • First, though, Sidney Martin said there would be no malingering.
    Tim O’Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • We’ve issued administrative punishments for malingering, but this is more like mutiny.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • She always walks up the center of the ramp, between the rows of parked cars, so that the EBGOC boys won’t think she’s lurking, loitering, skulking, malingering, or smoking.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • …to calm me, left and right:
    ’Captain, we’ll leave him here if you command,
    just where he is, to sit and guard the ship.
    Lead us on to the magic halls of Circe.’
    With that,
    up from the ship and shore they headed inland.
    Nor did Eurylochus malinger by the hull;
    he straggled behind the rest,
    dreading the sharp blast of my rebuke.
    All the while
    Circe had bathed my other comrades in her palace,
    caring and kindly, rubbed them sleek with oil
    and decked them out in fleecy cloaks…
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • When he saw Pike, one of the new dogs, a clever malingerer and thief, slyly steal a slice of bacon when Perrault’s back was turned, he duplicated the performance the following day, getting away with the whole chunk.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • Pike, the malingerer, leaped upon the crippled animal, breaking its neck with a quick flash of teeth and a jerk, Buck got a frothing adversary by the throat, and was sprayed with blood when his teeth sank through the jugular.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • He told the platoon he would not tolerate malingering on the march, even though the day was hot.
    Tim O’Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • "Malingering at the quarry," he might say, at which Van Rensburg would look smug.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • One of the warders then reported to Kellerman that Andrew Masondo and I had not been working, and we were to be charged with malingering and insubordination.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Pike, the malingerer, who, in his lifetime of deceit, had often successfully feigned a hurt leg, was now limping in earnest.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • Malinger.
    Sharon Creech  --  Walk Two Moons
  • Or did some god come down to meet you and bestow them on you, horses like the white flames of the sun! I join the fighting every day with Trojans, never, I think, malingering at the ships, old soldier that I am; but teams like these I never saw or heard of.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • Usually Mr. Birkway would let people go to the bathroom or to the nurse, but this time he said, "Let’s not malinger!"
    Sharon Creech  --  Walk Two Moons
  • On the next day Koona went, and but five of them remained: Joe, too far gone to be malignant; Pike, crippled and limping, only half conscious and not conscious enough longer to malinger; Sol-leks, the one-eyed, still faithful to the toil of trace and trail, and mournful in that he had so little strength with which to pull; Teek, who had not travelled so far that winter and who was now beaten more than the others because he was fresher; and Buck, still at the head of the team, but no…
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • The Doctor, however, urged Mme. Verdurin to let the pianist play, not because he supposed her to be malingering when she spoke of the distressing effects that music always had upon her, for he recognised the existence of certain neurasthenic states—but from his habit, common to many doctors, of at once relaxing the strict letter of a prescription as soon as it appeared to jeopardise, what seemed to him far more important, the success of some social gathering at which he was present,…
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • We can’t malinger."
    Sharon Creech  --  Walk Two Moons
  • She looked up malinger and read the definition: "To pretend to be ill in order to escape duty or work.’
    Sharon Creech  --  Walk Two Moons
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