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
At the same time, Ardern does not plan to entirely shirk her duties while on leave.
Gender stereotyping abounds in the Incredibles franchise: In the first movie Helen vacuumed while Bob undertook secret missions, shirking his duties as a dad.
But Ebert couldn’t have been familiar with Smithee because Smithee was a fake person, a pseudonym invoked when the troubled film’s two directors both shirked credit.
But Congress shouldn’t let the mere fact of a criminal investigation lead it to step aside and shirk its core constitutional responsibility: holding the government accountable to the people.
Quickly following the free kick, Portugal shirked yet another chance when an electrifying counter petered out on the edge of the box with a series of passes promptly being dealt with.
If the leader of the African National Congress, his relatives and his influential associates could dodge their tax duties, the rest of the country might shirk them, too, hollowing out the government’s ability to function at the most basic level.
Curtis Chambers, president of OSHA Training Services, a private consultant group, said excavators sometimes shirk the regulations to save time, but that all trench tragedies are preventable.
Wisely, the series shirks the racial stereotypes and sexist costumes of the dated comicson which it's based, and also doesn't shy away from racial issues.
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SHIRK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of shirk for English Language Learners
: to avoid doing something that you are supposed to do
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