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  • Mr. James Harthouse, happening to catch Tom’s eye, remarked that he drank nothing, and filled his glass with his own negligent hand.
  • He then walked home pretty easily, though not yet free from an impression of the presence and influence of his new friend — as if he were lounging somewhere in the air, in the same negligent attitude, regarding him with the same look.
  • Therefore he rang the bell, and tossing himself negligently on a sofa, ordered ’Some dinner at six — with a beefsteak in it,’ and got through the intervening time as well as he could.
  • Feeling it necessary to do something then, he stretched himself out at greater length, and, reclining with the back of his head on the end of the sofa, and smoking with an infinite assumption of negligence, turned his common face, and not too sober eyes, towards the face looking down upon him so carelessly yet so potently.

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  • Please forgive my negligence in not calling you sooner.
  • The jury found her criminally negligent in the fulfillment of her responsibilities.

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