Is it the sluggard who refuses to seek work when there is work available?
We are also enjoined to learn lessons from animals: ‘Go to the ant, you sluggard , see its ways and become wise!’
Like a person sitting in the car park outside the gym, knowing they've got to go in and get exercising, I am perpetually a conversational sluggard .
This disposes of the last remnant of his reputation and wholly destroys his main usefulness as a moral agent, since it will make the sluggard hesitate to go to him any more.
If, on the other hand, we say of a boy, ‘He's not going anywhere,’ we are not praising his steadfastness but damning him as an ambitionless sluggard .
Franklin's admonition ‘Up sluggard and waste not life; in the grave will be sleeping enough’ has rung in Hall's ears throughout the transformation.
You have no decency in you, you drunken sluggard !
When dawn breaks, this nocturnal bird turns into an impossible sluggard .
Far from being a national icon, Bonaparte is a weakling, a coward, a sluggard , and an ignoramus.
We make the busy bee look like a lazy creature, and the industrious ant, a sluggard .