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Example sentences from the Web for dereliction
This is a dereliction of duty, pure and simple—a firing offense.
Christie still has time to learn from this dereliction of duty.Why 'Bridgegate' Will Make or Break Chris Christie|John Avlon|January 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Seaman's mind-boggling dereliction of responsibility harms the state whose interests he was, and is, tasked with protecting.Bullying Israeli Government Flack Sparks Diplomatic Row—Among Other Concerns|Noga Tarnopolsky|August 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
By rejecting this last attempt to suborn a dereliction of duty, Henry saved my reputation, my honor, my life, really.John McCain’s Surprising Toast at Kissinger’s 90th Birthday Party|The Daily Beast|June 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It had suffered a sizeable brain drain, since over a third of its workforce was fired by Chavez for dereliction of duty.
Nor are you deviating from Christian charity in not overlooking a dereliction of so material a sort.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness|Florence Hartley
To abandon any part of the inheritance of primitive times would be gross heresy, a fatal dereliction of Christian duty.The English Church in the Eighteenth Century|Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
By that time Jack had recovered his usual good nature, and was as ready to jest as his companion over his dereliction of duty.Two Boys in Wyoming|Edward S. Ellis
The duties of both rank and file were strictly laid down by Washington, and any dereliction was punished with military strictness.Revolutionary Reader|Sophie Lee Foster
I never heard of any of them being removed for incompetency, dereliction of duty or malfeasance.
British Dictionary definitions for dereliction
- accretion of dry land gained by the gradual receding of the sea or by a river changing its course
- the land thus left