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Definitioninsufficient care or attention (not being careful enough or not trying hard enough to fulfill a responsibility)
- 'Well! look about you now, and make up for your negligence,' said Steerforth.Chapters 22-24 (52% in)
- I was so filled with the play, and with the past — for it was, in a manner, like a shining transparency, through which I saw my earlier life moving along — that I don't know when the figure of a handsome well-formed young man dressed with a tasteful easy negligence which I have reason to remember very well, became a real presence to me.Chapters 19-21 (32% in)
- 'And you can hardly think,' said Mr. Spenlow, 'having experience of what we see, in the Commons here, every day, of the various unaccountable and negligent proceedings of men, in respect of their testamentary arrangements — of all subjects, the one on which perhaps the strangest revelations of human inconsistency are to be met with — but that mine are made?'Chapters 37-39 (36% in)
There are no more uses of "negligent" in David Copperfield.
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