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He was a shiftless loser, and now he lives and works on a ranch where he can learn the value of a hard day’s work.
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Elaine is not some shiftless next-door neighbor whom you can attack with impunity, some member of a competing tribe who must be dispatched with dispatch.
GENE WEINGARTEN: MY NEW HOUSEMATE AND A PRESCRIPTION FOR WORLD PEACEGENE WEINGARTENSEPTEMBER 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
There was hardly to be found in all Southern Tennessee a more contented, shiftless, ill-bestead family than theirs.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
Verena was a poor old widow, doddering and shiftless: Charity suspected that she came for her keep.
SUMMEREDITH WHARTON
All went well till lazy and shiftless immigrants arrived to enjoy the paradise also.
THE COMPLETE CLUB BOOK FOR WOMENCAROLINE FRENCH BENTON
Yet he did not retreat from his moral and intellectual standards, or lose the respect of that shiftless community.
MARK TWAIN, A BIOGRAPHY, 1835-1910, COMPLETEALBERT BIGELOW PAINE
Those who did so were usually the land speculators and people of weak, irresolute, or shiftless character.
THE OLD NORTHWESTFREDERIC AUSTIN OGG
She began to hoist her lugsail in a dazed, shiftless fashion, while our two boats drifted slowly to leeward.
THE RIDDLE OF THE SANDSERSKINE CHILDERS
Among the people, as always, there were the good element and the bad or shiftless element.
BETTY LEE, FRESHMANDAVID GOODGER (GOODGER@PYTHON.ORG)
It became known in the camp, somehow, that he was a married man, and father of a family as miserable and shiftless as himself.
EARTH'S ENIGMASCHARLES G. D. ROBERTS
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