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Usage examples for dereliction

  1. And undoubtedly, if they had started toward the camp, they were by this time being punished for their dereliction. – The Trail Horde by Charles Alden Seltzer
  2. Thus subtly and ably did Wilkes defend the authority of the man who had deserted his post at a most critical moment, and had compelled the States, by his dereliction, to take the government into their own hands. – History of the United Netherlands, 1586-89, Vol. II. Complete by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: February 7, 2009
  3. When all was finished, the division was formed into column, and marched round in front of the bodies, where each soldier might distinctly perceive the sad and melancholy effects of such a fatal dereliction of duty. – Twenty-Five Years in the Rifle Brigade by William Surtees
  4. His dereliction, if any, might consist in sly tapping of the wine- cellar. – Whispering Wires by Henry Leverage
  5. Derelict as she is to her primary obligation, it must yet be said that a consciousness of that dereliction is beginning to make her uneasy, and that has never before been true of any large portion of her membership. – The Church and Modern Life by Washington Gladden
  6. Dereliction of duty with regard to home duties results much more frequently from devotion to fashionable pleasures- considered quite allowable and womanly- than from the pursuit of literature. – Woman: Man's Equal by Thomas Webster
  7. The long- pending claim of the owners of the ship Masonic for loss suffered through the admitted dereliction of the Spanish authorities in the Philippine Islands has been adjusted by arbitration and an indemnity awarded. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  8. The Sultana Dilara, who till then had been the favourite, took this dereliction of the Caliph to heart with a vehemence natural to her character, for during her continuance in favour she had imbibed from Vathek many of his extravagant fancies, and was fired with impatience to behold the superb tombs of Istakar, and the palace of forty columns; besides, having been brought up amongst the Magi, she had fondly cherished the idea of the Caliph's devoting himself to the worship of fire; thus his voluptuous and desultory life with her rival was to her a double source of affliction. – The History of the Caliph Vathek by William Beckford
  9. The most peaceable governmental policy of which Christendom has experience is a policy of " watchful waiting," with a jealous eye to the emergence of any occasion for national resentment; and the most irretrievably shameful dereliction of duty on the part of any civilised government would be its eventual insensibility to the appeal of a " just war." – An Inquiry Into The Nature Of Peace And The Terms Of Its Perpetuation by Thorstein Veblen
  10. To do so would be a clear dereliction of duty; an offence against discipline. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  11. This does not look well for the representatives of the most civil communities in the known world; and though I do not pretend that in this respect they fairly represent their constituents, yet I do maintain that the toleration of such a practice implies a dereliction of the public sentiment. – The Young Man's Guide by William A. Alcott
  12. A man who would incur self- reproach and the contempt of his neighbors by allowing his wife to suffer from lack of bread in his house, will not suspect so much as a slight dereliction of duty in allowing her to suffer from lack of beauty there. – A New Atmosphere by Gail Hamilton
  13. When I reproached him with this dereliction, he laughingly replied: " Well, I promise not to cheat you the next gift you give us." – Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie by Andrew Carnegie
  14. From Fat Joe he had already learned of Big Louie's last dereliction. – Then I'll Come Back to You by Larry Evans
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