But the dereliction of hope is not the worst enemy of virtuous woman.
He had no reason and only a very poor excuse to offer for his dereliction.
He bitterly reproached his valet for this dereliction of duty.
And though some may censure this as a dereliction of principle, I do not so view it.
These were, my children, said he, the days of my dereliction.
It is dereliction ...