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  • Dereliction of duty!†   (source)
  • He was always poring through his torn-up pocket dictionary (his name scrawled in Cyrillic on the front, with the English carefully lettered beneath: BORYS VOLODYMYROVYCH PAVLIKOVSKY) and I was always finding old 7-Eleven napkins and bits of scratch paper with lists of words and terms he'd made: bridle and domesticate
    wise guy = Kpymoiinauatt
    Dereliction of duty.
    When his dictionary failed him, he consulted me.†   (source)
  • She felt that she couldn't leave her job in the middle of the Reston crisis, that it would be a dereliction of her post.†   (source)
  • When three kids went out the gate in the rear of a bakery truck, fifteen-year-olds, junior Alley Boys as the Alhambras were sometimes called, I thought it was a tremendous, what, a dereliction, a collapse, bunched in the back of a Silvercup truck—I was shocked at the level of neglect.†   (source)
  • Her husband had lost his job due to dereliction.†   (source)
  • But I'm going to report you for dereliction of duty and you won't even know what hit you.†   (source)
  • And even though the president of the United States was shot to death after Parker left his post, the officer was never convicted of dereliction of duty—and, incredibly, was even allowed to remain on the police force.†   (source)
  • A clerk was instructed to read the charges: dereliction of duty, desertion of a post in time of war, aiding the enemy, abandonment of prisoners, theft of government property, conspiracy, and murder.†   (source)
  • It would be a dereliction of duty if I were to let someone of your obvious gifts slip through my fingers.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
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  • I'm afraid that soon after my meeting with Larry, I was guilty of a grave dereliction.†   (source)
  • Red Men who failed to report for bedside duty with their stricken brother were fineda dollar for dereliction.†   (source)
  • Incredibly, he will never be punished for this gross dereliction of duty.†   (source)
  • No. But it's obvious that there has been gross dereliction of duty.†   (source)
  • I had almost forgotten, not only about the Order, but about Ottawa itself; but as I again leafed through the minutely detailed sheaf of instructions I realized I had been guilty of a dereliction of duty.†   (source)
  • Formal police charges of dereliction of duty were pressed against Parker, but once again he was acquitted.†   (source)
  • "You are under arrest for illegal telephone tapping, gross dereliction of duty, repeated break-ins at Mikael Blomkvist's apartment on Bellmansgatan, and additional counts.†   (source)
  • Ekström is the subject of an investigation for dereliction of duty, and he may even be charged too if it turns out that he deliberately disregarded his duty at the behest of the Section.†   (source)
  • That preservative and maternal passion of hers which in Warsaw, only months before, Wanda had deemed so selfish, so indecent, was something that, brought to its cruelest trial, Sophie could not overcome—and she wept now, helplessly, in the shame of her dereliction.†   (source)
  • The dereliction of duty was too terrible for words.†   (source)
  • She was ten now and following the aunt's dereliction (Miss Rosa now kept her father's house as the aunt had done until the night the aunt climbed out the window and vanished) there was not only no one to make her to play with her nephew and niece on those days formal and funereal, she did not even have to go out there and breathe the same air which he breathed and where, even though absent, he still remained, lurked, in what she called sardonic and watchful triumph.†   (source)
  • It was, indeed, the hour of day when all the prisoners of the town realized their dereliction and each was thinking that something, no matter what, must be done to hasten their deliverance.†   (source)
  • This was the day when they made amends for the oblivion and dereliction in which their dead had slept for many a long month.†   (source)
  • More angry with Jude for demeaning her by coming there than for dereliction of duty, she rated him primarily from that point of view, and only secondarily from a moral one.†   (source)
  • It is a gross dereliction of my duty.†   (source)
  • It had been incurred by a little fellow, young, a novice, an afterguardsman absent from his assigned post when the ship was being put about; a dereliction resulting in a rather serious hitch to that manoeuvre, one demanding instantaneous promptitude in letting go and making fast.†   (source)
  • "Oh, Roberta, darling," he said instantly and tenderly, putting his arms around her, genuinely moved by his own dereliction.†   (source)
  • The invitation from Lady Pensil, for mysterious reasons, had never arrived; and poor Mr. Bantling himself, with all his friendly ingenuity, had been unable to explain so grave a dereliction on the part of a missive that had obviously been sent.†   (source)
  • The dread and disgrace of failure had no influence on Deerslayer, who deemed it even a point of honor to reason and feel like a white man, rather than as an Indian, and who felt it a sort of duty to do all he could that did not involve a dereliction from principle, in order to save his life.†   (source)
  • I seated myself in a chair, and rocked to and fro, passing harsh judgment on my many derelictions of duty; from which, it struck me then, all the misfortunes of my employers sprang.†   (source)
  • "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."†   (source)
  • I hadn't the heart to tell her that the waywardness of my light brown curls was strictly the fault of nature, and not due to any dereliction on the part of the permanent-wave manufacturers.†   (source)
  • If this had been done, it would doubtless have been interpreted into an entire dereliction of the federal principle; and would certainly have deprived the State governments of that absolute safeguard which they will enjoy under this provision.†   (source)
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  • We want to put those derelict buildings to better use.
    derelict = run-down and/or abandoned
  • A vintage International Harvester from the 1940s, the derelict vehicle is located twenty-five miles west of Healy as the raven flies, rusting incongruously in the fireweed beside the Stampede Trail, just beyond the boundary of Denali National Park.   (source)
    derelict = in terrible condition (and abandoned)
  • They walked out the long spit of tidal mud where a small boat lay half buried and stood there looking at it. It was altogether derelict.   (source)
  • We should never have come to this stinking derelict place.   (source)
    derelict = in terrible condition
  • I shall send, in time for your next issue, further details of the derelict ship which found her way so miraculously into harbour in the storm.   (source)
    derelict = abandoned
  • Nearby a white heron posed regally on one leg, in the same tree where the boys had hung their shoes before swimming to the derelict boat.†   (source)
  • Theo felt as dirty as the derelicts he spied on.†   (source)
  • The grounds were derelict, the gardens overgrown; the conservatory was a wreck, with broken panes of glass and desiccated plants, still in their pots.†   (source)
  • Once a fine-looking manor, and easily the largest and grandest building for miles around, the Riddle House was now damp, derelict, and unoccupied.†   (source)
  • Shortly we were standing before the derelict giant.†   (source)
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  • Does any goodness linger in this last derelict stronghold?†   (source)
  • From time to time a doorway led either to the left or right into smallish chambers which Ford discovered to be full of derelict computer equipment.†   (source)
  • How had I gone from AP everything to being lumped in with a derelict like Kotku?†   (source)
  • He wore a cardigan with unravelling cuffs and looked derelict.†   (source)
  • "He came to feel derelict about sleeping at night, for the sake of all the books he'd miss reading in those hours.†   (source)
  • When I joined him at the table I realized that he wasn't so much a derelict as an example of the tired men and women .†   (source)
  • Rubbish barrels; a derelict car, without wheels, sunk in the ground; boarded-up windows.†   (source)
  • The soup kettle and the coffee pot on the back of the stove, which I never seemed to find time for, were simmering again the first week Betsie took over, and soon a stream of postmen and police, derelict old men and shivering young errand boys were pausing inside our alley door to stamp their feet and cup their hands around hot mugs, just as they'd done when Mama was in charge.†   (source)
  • She put her face nose-to-nose with mine so my own derelict reflection stared back at me from the lenses of her cat-eye glasses.†   (source)
  • And there's a few more who are spazzing out, but not as bad, and one or two who are just plain messed up, like plain old derelicts that you might see at the Snooze 'n' Cruise.†   (source)
  • The church with the tower they had seen from a distance stood on one side of the square, and not far away, divided from it by a narrow hallway, there was a large two-story house, which did not look at all derelict.†   (source)
  • Nobody except beggars, derelicts and the police-custody dead were cremated there.†   (source)
  • I had a strange dream the first night there, of a landscape full of monuments in which derelict automobiles sat on top of marble pillars.†   (source)
  • From time to time he expertly knifed off a sandwich for one of the derelicts within.†   (source)
  • It read: Mr. President, Pursuant to your request, I have asked the chief of our admiralty law department to review the question of international law regarding the ownership of sunken or derelict vessels, and the law of salvage pertaining to such vessels.†   (source)
  • He felt derelict for not having made a stronger effort to run Jake out of town before he himself left for the trial in Missouri.†   (source)
  • He looked at me, "Derelicts come out of the park and eat it."†   (source)
  • He didn't really want to do this, but not doing so would be derelict and might cost him and others their careers.†   (source)
  • Mortenson, carrying five shovels he had recovered from Changazi's derelict hotel, followed Haji Ali down muddy alleys toward the mosque, as men streamed out of every doorway.†   (source)
  • Old barns, old wharves, and derelict ships were chopped up, almost anything that would burn.†   (source)
  • Bourne waited in the street, the wash of the streetlights diminishing in the alley, fewer and fewer people going in or coming out, those arriving in better shape than those departing, all passing Jason without a glance at the derelict weaving against the brick.†   (source)
  • I'm not saying your fiancee's a derelict, but I've seen her kind before."†   (source)
  • Waiting at the lights, Annie, watched two derelicts huddled in a doorway, one sleeping while the other declaimed grandly to the sky.†   (source)
  • He was just a harmless old wino, but Kiswana knew her mother only needed one wino or one teenager with a reefer within a twenty-block radius to decide that her daughter was living in a building seething with dope factories and hang-outs for derelicts.†   (source)
  • A few derelicts sat at the counter, a husky, elderly man stood behind it, the sleeves of his clean white shirt rolled at the elbows.†   (source)
  • His desk was made from a hatch cover of a derelict vessel.†   (source)
  • As I stood on top of the cement stairs, the derelict station began to show signs of life.†   (source)
  • I ought to be, for I'm unexpectedly driving over to pick up Thomas and bring him to the Bedley Run pool club, as the one in Ebbington has been derelict for several summers now, fenced shut and emptied of water.†   (source)
  • You and I and everyone else are a snap of a finger away from the derelicts with sparkling eyes and blackened skin who stumble forward knowing that they'll be gone in a week or two.†   (source)
  • A ship with eyes gone is a derelict, not a warship.†   (source)
  • The movement had its roots in the grim Amman suburb of Zarqa, where, in a two-story house overlooking a derelict cemetery, there had once lived a man named Ahmad Fadil Nazzal al-Khalayleh, a heavy drinker, a vandal, a vicious street brawler who had so many tattoos the neighborhood children referred to him as "the green man."†   (source)
  • Well-dressed tourists mingled with the derelicts of the quarter.†   (source)
  • Then he saw the ruined mining machinery around hint, and beyond that a derelict railway stretching down the mountainside.†   (source)
  • At the end of the tracks were two rows of derelict wooden coaches.†   (source)
  • They came to the conclusion finally that she was a derelict that had been drifting about the oceans since the war; she did not seem to have suffered any damage, other than the weather.†   (source)
  • Derelict or meteor stray.†   (source)
  • A week later he was back at the derelict vehicle, apparently without regret.   (source)
    derelict = in terrible condition (and abandoned)
  • There were derelicts and down-and-outs and dreamers.   (source)
    derelicts = people in terrible condition (unable to support themselves and abandoned by society)
  • Several of these images show McCandless's belongings inside the derelict vehicle; as soon as Franz realizes what he's seeing, his eyes mist over, he thrusts the photos back at me without examining the rest, and the old man walks away to compose himself as I mumble a lame apology.   (source)
    derelict = in terrible condition (and abandoned)
  • The sequel to the strange arrival of the derelict in the storm last night is almost more startling than the thing itself.   (source)
    derelict = abandoned ship
  • The men working the searchlight, after scouring the entrance of the harbour without seeing anything, then turned the light on the derelict and kept it there.   (source)
  • The fact that a coastguard was the first on board may save some complications later on, in the Admiralty Court, for coastguards cannot claim the salvage which is the right of the first civilian entering on a derelict.   (source)
  • Number 4: the tall, derelict bird's nest of a house owned by her great-uncle Etienne.†   (source)
  • No, a derelict would have left an empty wine bottle.†   (source)
  • He saw the double wall of derelict coaches, stepped behind them, and ran.†   (source)
  • He wipes his fist across his face, across the grime and tears and snot and the derelict's whiskers and sticky mango juice.†   (source)
  • He could smell damp, dust and a sweetish, rotting smell; the place had the feeling of a derelict building.†   (source)
  • Without saying a word she opened the door to us and walked off, leaving us alone in a dim, grimy, ballroom-sized salon which was like a derelict version of some high-society set from a Fred Astaire movie: high ceilings; crumbling plaster; grand piano; darkened chandelier with half the crystals broken or gone; sweeping Hollywood staircase littered with cigarette butts.†   (source)
  • It is Derelict Las Vegas: convenience store, video arcade, laundromat, bar, liquor store, flea market, whorehouse.†   (source)
  • He stands under it with his mouth open, gulping water full of grit and twigs and other things he doesn't want to think about the water must have found a channel through derelict houses and pungent cellars and clotted up ditches and who knows what else.†   (source)
  • The group had done the buildings up in a way that made them look even more derelict than they already were.†   (source)
  • Farmer remembered coming home from college once and the Warden opening the tailgate of his derelict pickup truck to reveal a chaos of worthless old lumber, a couple of wasps flying out, and the Warden saying, with his sardonic smile, "Someday, son, this will all be yours."†   (source)
  • For several decades it stood derelict, its windows broken, its roof leaking, an abode of rats and drunks; then it was rescued from demolition by an energetic citizens' committee, and converted to boutiques.†   (source)
  • These wards were filled with derelicts: old women with dementia, impecunious veterans down on their luck, noseless men with tertiary syphilis and the like.†   (source)
  • If, like, a semi ran her over with all eighteen of its wheels in front of a Mom's Truck Stop, she would drag herself down the shoulder of the highway using her eyelid muscles until she reached a Snooze 'n' Cruise full of horny derelicts rather than go into a Mom's Truck Stop.†   (source)
  • Nancy and Charlie had moved into their loft back in the 1970s, when the building still reeked of printer's ink from the factory below and SoHo was still block after block of derelict buildings and machine shops.†   (source)
  • It was an odd sensation to be part of the human traffic, not an unknown derelict, dragged from the sea.†   (source)
  • Then they park the van and enter the derelict tenement, climbing three flights of crumbling stairs to Ismael's headquarters.†   (source)
  • But fifteen years ago there were a number of boarded-up places with weeds and saplings overtaking the porches, the ivy growing through the broken panes of the windows, and among these were the derelict places owned by the likes of Jimmy Gizzi.†   (source)
  • She fell down on the steps of the pedestal, like another derelict, her dust-smeared cape wrapped tightly about her, she sat still, her head on her arm, past crying or reeling or moving.†   (source)
  • It all looked empty and desolate, yet I had the eerie feeling that many sets of eyes were locked on us from the dark windows of the derelict buildings as we cruised by.†   (source)
  • One of them was to maintain a certain status of worshiper-for the benefit of other worshipers-and this elderly, disheveled derelict hardly fit the mold.†   (source)
  • Then we waited for Prof to transform into old derelict; he would be it to his back corridor, then reappear as well-known teacher in front of class, to have witnesses in case a yellow boy was waiting to grab him.†   (source)
  • He led Tom down a muddy track, past the rusting hulks of derelict cars, to an old barn, lined either side with stalls.†   (source)
  • It was a small, grimy place, disreputable with age, battered by years of a losing struggle; above its entrance gate, like a new flag on the mast of a derelict, hung the sign: d'Anconia Copper.†   (source)
  • At the far end was a lone standing structure, a derelict tenement with an exposed wall where another building had once abutted.†   (source)
  • She's brought in a crew of professional landscapers as well, to tidy and manicure my admittedly derelict yard work of late, to clip and prune and then rake the lawns and beds of the first fallen leaves of the imminent season.†   (source)
  • He spent years, pickax in hand, breaking rock from sunrise till darkness, with the help of a few stray derelicts: deserters from the armies of his countrymen, escaped convicts, starving Indians.†   (source)
  • About thirty Europeans with slung cameras stepped shyly onto the sidewalk in front of the boarded shops and closed factories and they gazed across the street at the derelict tenement in the middle distance.†   (source)
  • Following instructions from Ben Reich, you captivated the man, enravished him, turned him into a derelict from duty, kept him at a piano all day, day after day, and—†   (source)
  • I turned back toward them, astonished that even among skid row derelict joints they had "separate facilities."†   (source)
  • It consisted of a derelict bathroom, a room with a single window adjoining it, and the dilapidated, crumbling kitchen and back entrance.†   (source)
  • I note these things because it is harrowing to see decent-looking men and boys assume that because a man is black they need show him none of the reticences they would, out of respect, show the most derelict white man.†   (source)
  • A derelict?†   (source)
  • His derelict staff saw no change in him; no haste, no outbursts of anger.†   (source)
  • Another curious thing about this multitude of derelicts was its silence.†   (source)
  • A great pile of junk; fenders and truck sides, wheels and axles; over the whole lot a spirit of decay, of mold and rust; twisted iron, half-gutted engines, a mass of derelicts.†   (source)
  • The swamp—as we called the rather derelict ground behind the Flower Walk—had to Adrian and myself at least the glamour of the past on it.†   (source)
  • I sought inspiration among gutted palaces and cloisters embowered in weed, derelict churches where the vampire-bats hung in the dome like dry seed-pods and only the ants were ceaselessly astir tunneling in the rich stalls; cities where no road led, and mausoleums where a single, agued family of Indians sheltered from the rains.†   (source)
  • The paints gave us the idea of decorating the office; this was a small room opening on the colonnade; it had once been used for estate business, but was now derelict, holding only some garden games and a tub of dead aloes; it had plainly been designed for a softer use, perhaps as a tea-room or study, for the plaster walls were decorated with delicate Rococo panels and the roof was prettily groined.†   (source)
  • Seated in the empty café, Rambert looked pathetically lost, a mere shade among the shadows, and Rieux guessed this was the hour when he felt most derelict.†   (source)
  • The storm, lashing his body into convulsive movement, lit it up with ever rarer flashes, and in the heart of the tempest he was slowly drifting, derelict.†   (source)
  • Cottard and Tarrou, who had merely risen from their seats, gazed down at what was a dramatic picture of their life in those days: plague on the stage in the guise of a disarticulated mummer, and in the auditorium the toys of luxury, so futile now, forgotten fans and lace shawls derelict on the red plush seats.†   (source)
  • As everyone knows, she collided with a derelict when ten days out from Callao.†   (source)
  • CHAPTER XV DERELICT CLARA went with her husband to Sheffield, and Paul scarcely saw her again.†   (source)
  • It was a city condemned and derelict….†   (source)
  • Had it run afoul of an underwater rock or the wreckage of some enormous derelict ship?†   (source)
  • It was evidently the derelict remains of some vast structure, to what end built I could not determine.†   (source)
  • A floating derelict probably.†   (source)
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