Examples of shirk in a Sentence
He's too conscientious to shirk his duty.
He never shirked from doing his duty.
They did their duty without shirking or complaining.
Recent Examples of shirk from the Web
Rather than shirk the spotlight, as most justices do, Ginsburg has embraced the adulation as a sign that her outspoken brand of jurisprudence is back in vogue.
Some special education experts told the South Florida Sun Sentinel that the district shirked its responsibility and should have looked for other ways to help him.
If that means shirking your job resettling refugees and maybe engaging in some civil disobedience, so what?
Archer, 32, didn’t shirk from his earlier statements.
Wass claims of Marcelo shirking his defensive duties may well have some credence, as Marca revealed that six of the 16 goals Real have conceded in La Liga this season have been down the left side of the pitch when Marcelo was playing at left-back.
To do less or to dither rather than decide is to shirk our duty and betray the public’s trust.
The tax, aimed at keeping companies from shirking their tax duties entirely, had been repealed in the House bill and earlier versions of the Senate measure.
And that fragmentation of the viewing public as more customers cut, shave or shirk the pay-TV cord impacts viewership, too.
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Origin and Etymology of shirk
First Known Use: 1681See Words from the same year
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Definition of shirk for English Language Learners
: to avoid doing something that you are supposed to do
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