sloth


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Synonyms for sloth

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a disinclination to work or exert yourself

any of several slow-moving arboreal mammals of South America and Central America

apathy and inactivity in the practice of virtue (personified as one of the deadly sins)

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On waking I lay long in bed yielding to sloth. O God, help and strengthen me that I may walk in Thy ways!
The Pope will curse them for their sloth to-day, That slept both Bruno and his crown away.
The night was absolutely still save for the roaring of the Sloths in the distance.
The relationship, though distant, between the Macrauchenia and the Guanaco, between the Toxodon and the Capybara, -- the closer relationship between the many extinct Edentata and the living sloths, ant-eaters, and armadillos, now so eminently characteristic of South American zoology, -- and the still closer relationship between the fossil and living species of Ctenomys and Hydrochaerus, are most interesting facts.
"As for your dislike of it, excuse my saying so, that's simply our Russian sloth and old serf-owner's ways, and I'm convinced that in you it's a temporary error and will pass."
"And if I let a gust of wind or a sprinkling of rain turn me aside from these easy tasks, what preparation would such sloth be for the future I propose to myself?"
To spend too much time in studies is sloth; to use them too much for ornament, is affectation; to make judgment wholly by their rules, is the humor of a scholar.
Meanwhile, I had moved to sociable chambers within sound of the city clocks, and had lived the life of a lonely man about town, sinking more and more into the comfortable sloth of bachelorhood.
Therefore, do not let our princes accuse fortune for the loss of their principalities after so many years' possession, but rather their own sloth, because in quiet times they never thought there could be a change (it is a common defect in man not to make any provision in the calm against the tempest), and when afterwards the bad times came they thought of flight and not of defending themselves, and they hoped that the people, disgusted with the insolence of the conquerors, would recall them.
Elsewhere across the 40-acre site visitors can learn more about the zoo's 1,200 strong animal collection, including new arrival, Reggie the Linne's two-toed sloth, with the chance for young visitors to win an adoption for the three year-old by taking part in a short sloth trail, plus spot Nuno the Humboldt penguin chick in Penguin Bay.
The three-year-old Linne's twotoed sloth has joined the Castle Hill attraction from Amazon World Zoo Park on the Isle of Wight just in time to meet summer holiday visitors and is a first for the zoo.
An adorable six-year-old girl wrote a letter toGuildford Borough Council(GBC) to ask if she could keep an elephant and sloth at her home.
VISITORS are eager to take home a souvenir of Reggie, our new two-toed sloth, with merchandise flying off the Safari Shop shelves.
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