This key was furnished with a small iron point,—a negligence on the part of the locksmith.
"Ah," said the count negligently, looking attentively at Morcerf, "is there not something like an execution upon the Piazza del Popolo?"
"Shall I assist you in repairing your negligence?" asked Franz.
"The three last," returned he, with a negligence evidently unaffected, for he could not imagine with what intention the question was put.
"Faults or crimes," responded Monte Cristo with a negligent air.
"Oh, no," returned Monte Cristo negligently; "since I have this, I will keep it."
An error I readily forgive, but wilful negligence or forgetfulness, never.
Not having repeated them, through negligence, I should be fined.
On the evening of one of the warmest days spring had yet bestowed on the inhabitants of Paris, might be seen negligently thrown upon the stone bench, a book, a parasol, and a work-basket, from which hung a partly embroidered cambric handkerchief, while at a little distance from these articles was a young woman, standing close to the iron gate, endeavoring to discern something on the other side by means of the openings in the planks,—the earnestness of her attitude and the fixed gaze…
"Eh," he said, negligently, "this money is not mine.
"No, I did not say of poison, but we can prove what was the state of the body; we shall discover the cause of her sudden death, and we shall say, ’Dear Villefort, if this thing has been caused by negligence, watch over your servants; if from hatred, watch your enemies.’
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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.