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(a.) Lacking ambition; inefficient; lazy; destitute of expedients, or not using successful expedients; characterized by failure, especially by failure to provide for one's own support, through negligence or incapacity; hence, lazy; improvident; thriftless; as, a shiftless fellow; shiftless management.

... The land where the son of a shiftless drunkard can grit his teeth and say, "I'm
going to be rich and famous some day!" Here in America we pride ourselves on ...
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Constantine's Liberality to the Poor.
... philanthropist and benefactor even to the heathen, who had no claim on him; [3140]
and even for the beggars in the forum, miserable and shiftless, he provided ...
/.../the life of constantine/chapter xliii constantines liberality to the.htm

Germantown, Pennsylvania.
... the barns, the height the fences, the well-kept wheat fields and orchards, marked
off the domain of such farmer from the lands of his shiftless Irish neighbor ...
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Meanwhile, the Marquis Fontenelle had Been Nearly a Fortnight in ...
... Italian,"half-naked children, running hither and thither in the mud, and screaming
like tortured wild animals,"this kind of shiftless, thriftless humanity ...
/.../corelli/the master-christian/xxiii meanwhile the marquis fontenelle.htm

The Rich and the Poor
... neither decently civilized nor decently Christianized, uncertain, most of them,
of regular livelihood, and therefore shiftless and reckless, extravagant in ...
/.../kingsley/all saints day and other sermons/sermon xliii the rich and.htm

The Parable of the Lost Sheep
... it may be far away from green pastures, and be ready to perish with hunger among
the bare rocks or upon the arid sand." A sheep is shiftless; it knows nothing ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 30 1884/the parable of the lost.htm

The Teen Age Teacher
... work. It is just such fellows who are inclined to be shiftless and who
are generally crowded out in the fight for life. Somewhere ...
/.../alexander/the boy and the sunday school/xix the teen age teacher.htm

The Hedge of Thorns and the Plain Way
... Do the day's work in the day. I am persuaded that in your ordinary business work
some of you Christian people need to be warned against shiftless delay. ...
/.../ on proverbs/the hedge of thorns and.htm

The Fainting Soul Revived
... God, what a poor, helpless, shiftless creature I am!". And then there will sometimes
come over him faintness of such a kind as I must call horrible. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 62 1916/the fainting soul revived.htm

The Domestic Relation.
... life? Do you want him to be indolent, shiftless, unmanly and addicted
to such as will bring him to shame, ruin and death? What! ...
/.../orr/the gospel day /chapter xiii the domestic relation.htm

Shiftless (1 Occurrence)
... by failure to provide for one's own support, through negligence or incapacity; hence,
lazy; improvident; thriftless; as, a shiftless fellow; shiftless...
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Shack (1 Occurrence)
... 5. (n.) Liberty of winter pasturage. 6. (n.) A shiftless fellow; a low, itinerant
beggar; a vagabond; a tramp. Multi-Version Concordance Shack (1 Occurrence). ...
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Shifting (3 Occurrences)

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Bible Concordance
Shiftless (1 Occurrence)

Proverbs 19:15 Hate of work sends deep sleep on a man: and he who has no industry will go without food.
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