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shirk
used in Light in August

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Definition
to avoid something — such as a duty or responsibility
  • Byron believed that there was not even enough left of him to do a good, shrewd job of shirking.
    Chapter 2 (29% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 2 (29% in)

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