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But next morning I perceived clearly enough that my curiosity regarding the Palace of Green Porcelain was a piece of self-deception, to enable me to shirk, by another day, an experience I dreaded.
My love, it's not you who would shirk a little trouble.
That evening at supper Fraulein Cacilie, redder than usual, with a look of obstinacy on her face, took her place punctually; but Herr Sung did not appear, and for a while Philip thought he was going to shirk the ordeal.
When one would shirk a responsibility, or explain an error, lo, one shoulders it upon the Lord.
Do you think you'll be able to shirk unpleasant things all your life, Phil?
We are reducing all her other views to practice, and we must not shirk this one.
Bill Totts could shirk at a job with clear conscience, while Freddie Drummond condemned shirking as vicious, criminal, and un-American, and devoted whole chapters to condemnation of the vice.
She told me once that her Grandmother West always impressed upon her the fact that when she assumed any responsibility she must never shirk it, no matter what the consequences might be.
Sabin said quietly, "to shirk my share of the work in any undertaking with which I am connected.
BAGHDAD / NINA / The head of the Iraqiya coalition, the Secretary-General of the National Accord Movement, Iyad Allawi said "the commander in chief of the armed forces, Nouri al-Maliki shirks from responsibility trying to blame political partners, in managing the security file.
If one shirks, he does not work at all and thus does not exert any effort.
New York, June 14 (ANI): Sarah Jessica Parker has denied reports that she was complaining when she came to Manhattan federal court for jury duty, insisting that she never shirks any of her civic responsibilities.