- Whoever does not know that I used last night in his Majesty's service for a better purpose than sleep will deem me a lazy sluggard. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
- Colonel Daggett will forward the men at once- I hope under Maynard- and Jack is no sluggard. - "The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop", Hamlin Garland.
- Solomon startles the sluggard with his sharp admonition to betake himself to the ant. - "A Fleece of Gold Five Lessons from the Fable of Jason and the Golden Fleece", Charles Stewart Given.