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shirk

Islam
a. the fundamental sin of regarding anything as equal to Allah
b. any belief that is considered to be in opposition to Allah and Islam
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
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This was the pride that bore up Spitz and made him thrash the sled-dogs who blundered and shirked in the traces or hid away at harness-up time in the morning.
But next morning I perceived clearly enough that my curiosity regarding the Palace of Green Porcelain was a piece of self-deception, to enable me to shirk, by another day, an experience I dreaded.
Just as he was going into the nursery he remembered what it was he had shirked facing.
The only real unhappy one Is he who dares to shirk; The only really happy one Is he who cares to work.
Bill Totts could shirk at a job with clear conscience, while Freddie Drummond condemned shirking as vicious, criminal, and un-American, and devoted whole chapters to condemnation of the vice.
Let him live outside his income, or shirk the resolute honest work that brings wages, and he will presently find himself dreaming of a possible benefactor, a possible simpleton who may be cajoled into using his interest, a possible state of mind in some possible person not yet forthcoming.
BAGHDAD / NINA / The head of the Iraqiya coalition, the Secretary-General of the National Accord Movement, Iyad Allawi said "the commander in chief of the armed forces, Nouri al-Maliki shirks from responsibility trying to blame political partners, in managing the security file." Allawi said in his personal account on / Twitter / that "after all these bombings al-Maliki Manipulates in words, trying to find justifications and shirks himself from responsibility and blame others." It is mentioned that Baghdad and other provinces saw a series of explosions with car bombs and improvised explosive devices, during the past few days, which left dozens dead and wounded.
New York, June 14 (ANI): Sarah Jessica Parker has denied reports that she was complaining when she came to Manhattan federal court for jury duty, insisting that she never shirks any of her civic responsibilities.
THIS week's esteemed P.I.S.H.D award (Parental Imbecile Shirks His Duties) is winging its way to Eddie Murphy, poster boy for absentee fatherhood, who was faced this week with photos of his beautiful ex-wife Nicole having a girly lunch with more-recent ex, Scary Spice.
Reed wrote about Katrina for us last year, and this month he returns to reflect on his family's personal experience and to discuss what happens when government shirks it responsibilities.
He shirks 'bumper-sticker understandings' of this triumvirate of thinkers and encourages the dissection of their ideas as one way to improve church life.
The Shirks call their candy "Lava" because the ingredients are heated to a thick liquid before cooling to a substance with small air pockets, resembling lava.