Dear teacher,

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.