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Shirk said this contributed to China taking a more active role internationally, which hasn’t always been well-received.

And to shirk that part of our human responsibility is, well, a sin.

Employers can't shirk the fines as easily as individual purchasers can.

Should this happen it would be doubly disastrous were we to shirk the challenge now.

They abuse drinks or drugs, abuse spouses and loved ones, shirk sleep and plummet into crippling depression.

“Congress must not shirk its responsibilities,” the White House said in a statement.

Tom held to his strange belief to 'Let it all come,' he would not try to prevent; he would neither shirk nor dodge.

You'll work your passage back to fitness quicker than an arm ever did before, you pale-faced shirk!

He patted Dorothy on the shoulder and would not permit her to shirk his praise.

The situation was a critical one, but Steve's was not a nature to shirk responsibilities or shun sacrifices.

Evelyn was fairly good at school; it was not, she considered, worth her while any longer to 322 shirk her lessons.


On this page you'll find 78 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to shirk, such as: bypass, cheat, creep, dodge, dog, and duck.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.