This shiftlessness was encouraged by the vast extent of unused and unoccupied domain.
He cannot be severely censured when their shiftlessness is borne in mind.
It does him no credit to have the flag floating above a home that proclaims his shiftlessness.
Elim paused with an impatient snort at this exhibition of shiftlessness.
Such a paradox they could not understand, and therefore sank into listless indifference, or shiftlessness, or reckless bravado.
Idleness and "shiftlessness" were not merely ineffective, they were sinful.
The eating-house, the rooms and hallways, were all of that desolate shabbiness which comes from shiftlessness joined with poverty.
But water's not the only thing as shows their shiftlessness.
This same poverty and shiftlessness you find among the peasants almost everywhere.
Labor saves us from the chaos of sloth, the pains of shiftlessness.