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Definitioninsufficient care or attention (not being careful enough or not trying hard enough to fulfill a responsibility)
- So, Count, there never is any negligence in my company, and so my conscience was at ease.Book Three -- 1805 (43% in)
- ...and the cry from behind, the general realized that something dreadful had happened to his regiment, and the thought that he, an exemplary officer of many years' service who had never been to blame, might be held responsible at headquarters for negligence or inefficiency so staggered him that, forgetting the recalcitrant cavalry colonel, his own dignity as a general, and above all quite forgetting the danger and all regard for self-preservation, he clutched the crupper of his saddle...Book Two -- 1805 (88% in)
- One day toward the end of December Natasha, pale and thin, dressed in a black woolen gown, her plaited hair negligently twisted into a knot, was crouched feet and all in the corner of her sofa, nervously crumpling and smoothing out the end of her sash while she looked at a corner of the door.Book Fifteen -- 1812-13 (1% in)
There are no more uses of "negligent" in War and Peace.
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