Definition of 'dereliction'
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This is a cowardly dereliction of duty. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That is not a dereliction of duty by any standards. The Sun (2016)Frankly, it would be a pretty stunning dereliction of duty if it didn't. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Why has nobody publicly paid the price for gross and blatant dereliction of duty? The Sun (2007)His excuse for this dereliction of duty? The Sun (2014)Anything less would be a dereliction of duty. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It was a complete dereliction of duty. The Sun (2016)Property prices have collapsed and parts of the city are a scene of decay and dereliction. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But go one street back and dereliction and decay are all around. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Three suspected attackers have been arrested as well as two policemen accused of dereliction of duty and criminal conspiracy. Times, Sunday Times (2014)His apparent instruction to passport control officers to wave through hordes of visitors unchecked was a grotesque dereliction of duty. The Sun (2011)Twice is a dereliction of responsibility. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Yet despite what seemed a sorry tale of industrial dereliction, optimism seemed to survive. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It's a dereliction of duty to let it happen. Times, Sunday Times (2013)For a man with a lot to say for himself, this was a dereliction of duty. Times, Sunday Times (2008)To do so without good reason and without consulting her parents was a dereliction of the duty of care to her and to us. Times, Sunday Times (2012)A dereliction of duty that can cost you dear. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Anything less than six months might be construed as a dereliction of duty, given the sickening nature of the incident. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It's a dereliction of duty. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Train journeys through the Black Country could take you through miles of industrial dereliction. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Which is what, thanks to police dereliction of duty, many will become. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Whether this was a dereliction of duty remains to be seen, but it has left us with today's rather miserable synthesis. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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