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Usage examples for shirkers

  1. The conventual system was to him a survival of medievalism, a relic of the dark ages; the last refuge of the shirkers of the world. ” – The Shadow of the East by E. M. Hull
  2. There were shirkers claiming exemption from military service on the ground that they were doing necessary service as civilians. ” – Washington and his Comrades in Arms A Chronicle of the War of Independence by George Wrong
  3. Sometimes more persons are employed in government offices than there is any need for, or some of those employed are shirkers or otherwise inefficient. ” – Community Civics and Rural Life by Arthur W. Dunn
  4. “ A further source of trouble would be the problem of determining what wages should be paid to shirkers and those incapable of working with efficiency. ” – The Red Conspiracy by Joseph J. Mereto
  5. At the time they stopped to look backward Max had scanned the country behind them, looking for some trace of another camp smoke, but seeing fond of " working his way," and often slipped out of things when he could manage it- some fellows always do get hold of the smaller end of the log that is being carried, as if by instinct; though it would be hardly fair to call them shirkers – At Whispering Pine Lodge by Lawrence J. Leslie
  6. “ " Come on and help clear up the remains of the feast, Mary," insisted Dum, who was ever determined that there should be no shirkers – A House Party with the Tucker Twins by Nell Speed
  7. “ I don't like shirkers – The Secret of Sarek by Maurice Leblanc
  8. At all events there were no successful shirkers about our huts in France; and that may have made the atmosphere what it was. ” – Notes of a Camp-Follower on the Western Front by E. W. Hornung
  9. “ Lesbia, who had been one of the principal shirkers at the hated game of rounders, pulled wry faces over the letter, but patted it in her pocket nevertheless. ” – Loyal to the School by Angela Brazil
  10. They were neither of them shirkers and it was to be hard work. ” – Comrade Yetta by Albert Edwards
  11. “ Masters complained that many of their slaves were chronic shirkers – The Black Experience in America The Immigrant Heritage of America by Norman Coombs
  12. We must be workers, not shirkers – Heart Talks by Charles Wesley Naylor
  13. Then he called Wilkins and Holloway, who stood together in the middle of it, cowardly dogs and shirkers and strode past them to the door to the servants' quarters. ” – The Loudwater Mystery by Edgar Jepson
  14. “ Festing did not reply and she sat down and resumed: " But I suppose you haven't many shirkers in Canada?" ” – The Girl From Keller's Sadie's Conquest by Harold Bindloss
  15. I've met shirkers and loafers, but I never met so many all at one time. ” – Smoke Bellew by Jack London
  16. They too had been smug in their self- complacency, hypocrites, shirkers of truth and stirrers up of strife, careless of consequences. ” – The Soul of the War by Philip Gibbs
  17. Football news has not receded into its true perspective; shirkers are more pre- occupied with the defeat or victory of " Lambs" or " Wolves" in Lancashire than with the stubborn defence, the infinite discomfort and the heavy losses of their brothers in Flanders. ” – Mr. Punch's History of the Great War by Punch