Indolence in every age escapes difficulties by shirking them, but the schoolmen's activity raised innumerable awkward questions.
The student who secures his coveted leisure and retirement by systematically shirking any labor necessary to man obtains but an ignoble and unprofitable leisure, defrauding himself of the experience which alone can make leisure fruitful.
The Hussites, it was said, would think that the Church was afraid to face them; the laity would accuse the clergy of shirking reform; in short, this failure of the councils would produce disastrous effects.
shirking the issue.
In his perpetually altering state, he constantly changes, thereby shirking fixity and retaining vivacity.