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shirk
used in Lonesome Dove

3 uses
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Definition
to avoid something — such as a duty or responsibility
  • They all considered him to be a man who shirked his duties.
    Chapters 19-20 (42% in)
  • They drug around listlessly, not actually shirking their work but taking a long time to do it.
    Chapters 38-39 (72% in)
  • I won't tolerate a shirker.
    Chapters 70-71 (52% in)

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