Student or Learner
Would you be kind enough to check out the plausibility of the following sentences?
There is too much shiftlessness in the country. People who have no land get bad ideas.
shiftlessness = the quality or state of being lazy
Hastily he shifted him[self].
hastily = in haste; speedily
shift = to change the place of; to move or remove from one place to another
Carrying the oar loose, [they] shift it hither and thither at pleasure.
shift = to change the position of
hither and thither = here and there
I would advise you to shift a shirt.
Shift = to exchange for another of the same class; to change; as, to shift the clothes; to shift the scenes
I shifted him away.
shift away = to put off or out of the way by some expedient
Very soon he shifted his ground.
shift one’s ground = change one’s ground
Don’t shift the blame on to me.
shift the blame = transfer the blame; devolve
He usually makes his way by shifts.
make one’s way = go in a particular direction or to a particular destination
make one’s own way = advance in life by one's own efforts
shift (v) = to get along by tricky or evasive means
shift (n) = a trick
trick = an act or procedure intended to achieve an end by deceptive or fraudulent means
make his way by shifts = live by one’s wits
He works in the night shift.
shift = work period
His luggage was just one shift of clothes.
one shift = a change of clothes
They shifted about for several years.
shift = to progress or perform adequately, especially in difficult circumstances
Her eyes are shifty.
shifty = having, displaying, or suggestive of deceitful character; evasive or untrustworthy; marked by treachery or deceit; deceitful, untrustworthy
He will make no good. He is slovenly and shiftless.
shiftless = inefficient, lazy, or without a set purpose
Thank you for your efforts.