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  • Did it exist, were these men simply malingerers, were they predisposed to psychological unfitness, could they be cured, what had they seen that caused them but not others to succumb?†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The malingerers, the malcontents— they always rally around a rebel.†   (source)
  • 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?†   (source)
  • The vigilant wind had chased the malingering gray clouds over the ridgeline, leaving the sky clear.†   (source)
  • First, though, Sidney Martin said there would be no malingering.†   (source)
  • Several times his officers looked closely at him for malingering, but no charge was brought.†   (source)
  • She considered Lara a malingerer.†   (source)
  • Too many fashionable malingerers were already attempting to obtain admission.†   (source)
  • "We can't what?" Phoebe said.
    "Malinger."   (source)
    malinger = avoid responsibilities by pretending to be sick
  • "Malingering at the quarry," he might say, at which Van Rensburg would look smug.   (source)
    malingering = avoiding duties by pretending to be sick
  • Usually Mr. Birkway would let people go to the bathroom or to the nurse, but this time he said, "Let's not malinger!"   (source)
    malinger = avoid responsibilities
  • She looked up malinger and read the definition: "To pretend to be ill in order to escape duty or work."   (source)
    malinger = avoid responsibilities by pretending to be sick
  • I am not malingering.   (source)
    malingering = avoiding responsibilities by pretending to be sick
  • 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.   (source)
    malingering = avoiding duties by pretending to be sick
  • One night there was a heavy snowfall, and in the morning Pike, the malingerer, did not appear.   (source)
    malingerer = someone who avoids responsibilities by pretending to be sick
  • 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.   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
  • He told the platoon he would not tolerate malingering on the march, even though the day was hot.†   (source)
  • No malingering.†   (source)
  • If the woman refused, they would report to the office that the woman was a malingerer.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • In the company office there was a crop of minor charges and requests for compassionate leave; while it was still half-light, day began with the whine of the malingerer and the glum face and fixed eye of the man with a grievance.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Smoothed by long fingers, Asleep …. tired …. or it malingers, Stretched on the floor, here beside you and me.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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,…†   (source)
  • 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…†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  •   Nor did Eurylochus malinger by the hull;
      he straggled behind the rest,
      dreading the sharp blast of my rebuke.   (source)
    malinger = avoid responsibilities or duties
  • 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…†   (source)
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