Those who disagree with the Kyoto Protocol insist that it will trade enormous resources for negligible benefits. Many proponents argue exactly the opposite.
The EPA switched to using a "negligible risk" standard rather than the "zero risk" standard.
In country as open and as vast as this one was, the prospects of getting within visual range of a wolf except by the luckiest of accidents ( and I had already had more than my ration of these) were negligible.
Farley Mowat -- Never Cry Wolf
Other books with negligible relationship to life on the island populated the shelves.
Pat Conroy -- The Water is Wide
Nice, and negligible.
Margaret Atwood -- Cat’s Eye
Wind was negligible.
Homer Hickam -- October Sky
They are not as negligible as you might think.
Ayn Rand -- Atlas Shrugged
It was preparing letters and lectures about the flying saucers, the negligibility of death and the true nature of time.
Kurt Vonnegut -- Slaughterhouse-Five
This was stretching the truth to breaking point; as far as Harry knew, Ron and Dumbledore had never been alone together, and direct contact between them had been negligible.
J.K. Rowling -- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
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My contribution to the effort was negligible, needless to say, and it took nearly an hour to complete the job.
Jon Krakauer -- Into Thin Air
At the end of it anything that the three men did not know about Foscarelli’s business methods, his journeys, his income, and his opinion of the United States and most European countries seemed a negligible factor.
Agatha Christie -- Murder On The Orient Express
If they didn’t talk in that room, it was best to conduct their conversations while they were on the move, coming and going, in public places, when the chances of being overheard or eavesdropped on were negligible.
Robert Cormier -- I Am the Cheese
The pressure was negligible.
Stephen King -- Carrie
And that makes you seem very small, and if you have difficult things in your life it is nice to think that they are what is called negligible, which means that they are so small you don’t have to take them into account when you are calculating something.
Mark Haddon -- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
Because until now, Surda was of negligible interest to him, and because the Varden have dwelled in Farthen Dur for decades, where they were able to examine every newcomer’s mind for duplicity, which they can’t do in Surda since its border and population are so large.
Christopher Paolini -- Eldest
CHAPTER THIRTEEN HOW I FELL IN WITH THE CURATE After getting this sudden lesson in the power of terrestrial weapons, the Martians retreated to their original position upon Horsell Common; and in their haste, and encumbered with the debris of their smashed companion, they no doubt overlooked many such a stray and negligible victim as myself.
H.G. Wells -- The War of the Worlds
It was that of all the people he had grown up among, and he had always regarded it as necessary but negligible.
Edith Wharton -- The Age of Innocence
Mendicancy: that of the fraudulent bankrupt with negligible assets paying 1s.
James Joyce -- Ulysses
But a couple of days later, while attempting to say Mass, he had an onset of faintness and even after three attempts was unable to go through with the service, and the next morning the rector, who had examined Father Kleinsorge’s apparently negligible but unhealed cuts daily, asked in surprise, ’What have you done to your wounds?’
John Hersey -- Hiroshima
She was not negligible, she could still arrest the attention of a high official’s wife.
E.M. Forster -- A Passage to India
Contact with the enemy was negligible, except in the case of one Marine from the 3rd Platoon, a blacksmith’s son and bona fide eccentric from Montana named Don Ruhl.
James Bradley -- Flags of Our Fathers
I name these things, negligible to many people, because we were totally unfamiliar with them.
Saul Bellow -- The Adventures of Augie March
"Eugene," Louisa Mae said in a voice possessed of negligible twang, yet which seemed undeniably southern still, "bring the bags in, honey."
David Baldacci -- Wish You Well
In Rusty’s case, the evidence was negligible; he had merely been found at Rivonia with the others.
Nelson Mandela -- Long Walk to Freedom
The Catholic Church has had its wings clipped so often lately that its part was timidly negligible, and they haven’t any good writers any more.
F. Scott Fitzgerald -- This Side of Paradise
But the likelihood of someone else having murdered all three of them is negligible.
Stieg Larsson -- The Girl Who Played with Fire
Discounting a totally negligible incident a couple of years earlier, when he had methodically dragged the entire apartment for a mislaid or "stolen" tennis-racket press.
J.D. Salinger -- Franny and Zooey
It was annoying that Selden, when he came, should find that particular visitor in possession, but Lily was mistress of the art of ridding herself of superfluous company, and to her present mood Rosedale seemed distinctly negligible.
Edith Wharton -- The House of Mirth
It is a forcing of the truth to suit a plausible, but erroneous, explanation of that contradiction which this man discovers in himself and which appears to himself to be the source of his by no means negligible sufferings.
Hermann Hesse -- Steppenwolf
Do you understand the feeling—the sort of feeling that you must get certain matters out of the way, smooth out certain fairly negligible complications before you can go to a place that has, during all your life, been a sort of dream city?
Ford Madox Ford -- The Good Soldier
The chance of Bourne even being a good physical match for Claire was negligible; his heart was probably far too large for a child’s body; there could be all sorts of compromising diseases or long-term drug use that would prohibit him from being a donor.
Jodi Picoult -- Change of Heart
And the latter, now that he saw Clyde in an ordinary tuxedo with a smart pleated shirt and black tie, as opposed to the club uniform in which he had last seen him in Chicago, was inclined to think him even more attractive than before—not quite as negligible and unimportant as his son Gilbert had made out.
Theodore Dreiser -- An American Tragedy
But chance that a girl that big is virgin is negligible.
Robert A. Heinlein -- The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
Overall impact on war: negligible.
Ted Dekker -- Black: The Birth of Evil
He also had traces of alcohol, but the percentage was negligible.
Stieg Larsson -- The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
For a man with negligible expectations, he had not done badly by 1937 standards.
Russell Baker -- Growing Up
The percentage is …. so small as to be negligible.
Veronica Roth -- Allegiant
Astaroth’s impact might have been negligible, except for a sight Max witnessed some days later.
Henry H. Neff -- The Fiend And The Forge
I’m afraid I can’t regard a gap of three years as negligible.
Robert A. Heinlein -- Tunnel In the Sky
She was almost negligible.
Virginia Woolf -- Mrs. Dalloway
Indeed, since reaching the buffalo fields, she had become a negligible attraction, for which she was devoutly thankful.
Zane Grey -- The Thundering Herd
Rath is short and small-boned, pretty, vibrant, and bubbly, a wisp of a girl whose negligible stature contrasts with an outsized and outgoing personality.
Nicholas D. Kristof -- Half the Sky
The familiar barriers, the streets along which she moved, the houses between which she had made her little journeys for so many years, became negligible suddenly.
E.M. Forster -- Howards End
One guesses her as one of those women who are conscious of being treated as silly and negligible, and who, without having strength enough to assert themselves effectually, at any rate never submit to their fate.
George Bernard Shaw -- Man And Superman
According to my boring math, moving the rover eats 200 watt hours of juice to go 1 kilometer, so using the full 18,000 watt hours for motion (minus a negligible amount for computer, life support, etc.) gets me 90 kilometers of travel.
Andy Weir -- The Martian
Aunt Virginia, it is plain, put her own daughters, my mother’s first cousins, through tortures compared with which the boot or the Chinese shoe is negligible, in order to marry one to the Duke of Bedford, the other to Lord Henry Somerset.
Virginia Woolf -- A Sketch of the Past
Her case was negligible, really more suspicion than fact, even though Elly was delicate, and obviously anemic, too—but definitely a likable girl, the son you would have loved to pat on her flax-blond head, as the director did regularly whenever he spoke to her in the dining hall.
Thomas Mann -- The Magic Mountain
The notion that Mrs Warren must be a fiend is only an example of the violence and passion which the slightest reference to sex arouses in undisciplined minds, and which makes it seem natural for our lawgivers to punish silly and negligible indecencies with a ferocity unknown in dealing with, for example, ruinous financial swindling.
George Bernard Shaw -- Mrs. Warren’s Profession
I was a negligible quantity simply because I was not the fortunate man of the earth, not Montague Brierly in command of the Ossa, not the owner of an inscribed gold chronometer and of silver-mounted binoculars testifying to the excellence of my seamanship and to my indomitable pluck; not possessed of an acute sense of my merits and of my rewards, besides the love and worship of a black retriever, the most wonderful of its kind—for never was such a man loved thus by such a dog.