After much passing around of money Cousin Joshua was moved across the tracks and placed in state accommodations for the irresponsible, where he remained for the rest of his days.
Harper Lee -- Go Set a Watchman
"The fact of the matter is, we’ve been irresponsible," Marybeth continues.
Gillian Flynn -- Gone Girl
Walter’s experience taught me how our system traumatizes and victimizes people when we exercise our power to convict and condemn irresponsibly—not just the accused but also their families, their communities, and even the victims of crime.
Bryan Stevenson -- Just Mercy
He seemed to live his own life by the same irresponsible motto.
Nicholas Sparks -- The Choice
For most of her life children flocked to La11a, for she was the most casual and irresponsible of chaperones, being far too busy with her own life to oversee them all.
Michael Ondaatje -- Running in the Family
But to Mrs. Traynor—oh Lord—to Mrs. Traynor I was apparently the stupidest and most irresponsible person on the planet.
Jojo Moyes -- Me Before You
What were they planning that would make them so irresponsible?
Sarah J. Maas -- Throne of Glass
Last year when Gram and Gramps drove to Philadelphia, they were stopped by the police for irresponsible driving.
Sharon Creech -- Walk Two Moons
Barney Northrup had called her parents "irresponsible" and had called her something worse, much worse.
Ellen Raskin -- The Westing Game
In Plaszow, I would have been shot or at least lashed for such a blatant infraction, for being "a lazy and irresponsible" Jew.
Leon Leyson -- The Boy on the Wooden Box
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It was in this state of indifference and irresponsibility—like the lost Gloucester Road people Nazruddin had spoken about—that I became engaged to Kareisha.
V.S. Naipaul -- A Bend in the River
But I dismissed the thought as unworthy, especially in the light of my newly acquired knowledge, through Sophie, of that drug-induced derangement which had doubtless caused him to say hatefully irresponsible things—words it was now clear he no longer remembered.
William Styron -- Sophie’s Choice
I think this is irresponsible of her.
Margaret Atwood -- Cat’s Eye
Young man, what you did was irresponsible and reckless.
Margaret Peterson Haddix -- Among the Hidden
And yes…. your dad was destructive …. irresponsible …. a child.
Donna Tartt -- The Goldfinch
He berates Lourdes for leaving him with a father she knew was irresponsible.
Sonia Nazario -- Enrique’s Journey
While wars could be won or lost, no ruling class could be completely irresponsible.
George Orwell -- 1984
He ceased to work at his tooth and sat still, assimilating the possibilities of irresponsible authority.
William Golding -- Lord of the Flies
The fatal poison of irresponsible power was already in her hands, and soon commenced its infernal work.
Frederick Douglass -- The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Instead, he found a suitably irresponsible companion, donned his Olympic dress uniform, and descended on Berlin.
Laura Hillenbrand -- Unbroken
Worse yet, it was irresponsible.
Khaled Hosseini -- The Kite Runner
He thinks you’re irresponsible.
Nicholas Sparks -- A Walk to Remember
They showed that I was clever, imaginative, irresponsible, untrustworthy, extrovert, nothing you couldn’t have guessed.
Douglas Adams -- The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
But then his upper lip curled back into a spiteful sneer, and Mariam knew then the futility, maybe even the irresponsibility, of not finishing this.
Khaled Hosseini -- A Thousand Splendid Suns
On these three considerations alone is based the conception of irresponsibility for crimes and the extenuating circumstances admitted by all legislative codes.
Leo Tolstoy -- War and Peace
This is an authority to him to pay you that money, to lay out at your irresponsible discretion for your friend.
Charles Dickens -- Great Expectations
"I thought we were all agreed that that elf, while irresponsible, did not conjure the Mark?" said Percy hotly.
J.K. Rowling -- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
But that had been out-of-doors, under the open irresponsible night.
Edith Wharton -- Ethan Frome
At that time Frodo was still in his tweens, as the hobbits called the irresponsible twenties between childhood and coming of age at thirty-three.
J.R.R. Tolkien -- The Fellowship of the Ring
If low-minded, brutal people will act like themselves, what am I to do? they have absolute control; they are irresponsible despots.
Harriet Beecher Stowe -- Uncle Tom’s Cabin
It was irresponsible.
Michael Crichton -- Jurassic Park
How could you be so irresponsible?
Stephenie Meyer -- Breaking Dawn
Yossarian blazed with hatred and wrath when he saw he was the victim of an irresponsible joke that had destroyed his sleep and reduced him to a whimpering hulk.
Joseph Heller -- Catch-22
I think he’s an irresponsible upstart who’s been grossly overrated.
Ayn Rand -- Atlas Shrugged
Stephenie Meyer -- The Host
Now, I know you’re thinking, Wow, that was really irresponsible of him, blah, blab, blab, but Paul knows me pretty well.
Rick Riordan -- The Last Olympian
Irresponsibility is part of my invisibility; any way you face it, it is a denial.
Ralph Ellison -- Invisible Man
Pa is a sweet, selfish, irresponsible darling, Scarlett thought, with a surge of affection for him.
Margaret Mitchell -- Gone with the Wind
She was a particularly quarrelsome and irresponsible German.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky -- Crime and Punishment
There was with her an overwhelming feeling of irresponsibility.
Kate Chopin -- The Awakening
It’s time for you to meet my irresponsible twin, Apollo.
Rick Riordan -- The Titan’s Curse
’Meaning I’m an irresponsible godfather?’ demanded Sirius, his voice rising.
J.K. Rowling -- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
But the Wynand papers had no policy, save that of reflecting the greatest prejudices of the greatest number, and this made for an erratic direction, but a recognizable direction, nevertheless: toward the inconsistent, the irresponsible, the trite and the maudlin.
Ayn Rand -- The Fountainhead
He does not seem to be capable of learning from experience, and he shows an unusual pattern of intermittent periods of productive activity followed by patently irresponsible actions.
Truman Capote -- In Cold Blood
In furtherance of this choice, it so happened that a ship lay in the harbour; one of those unquestionable cruisers, frequent at that day, which, without being absolutely outlaws of the deep, yet roamed over its surface with a remarkable irresponsibility of character.
Nathaniel Hawthorne -- The Scarlet Letter
Counsel for the defence rose and said: "Your honor, in our remarks at the opening of this trial, we foreshadowed our purpose to prove that our client did this fearful deed while under the influence of a blind and irresponsible delirium produced by drink.
Mark Twain -- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
At the first call of the music, she became irresponsible.
Willa Cather -- My Antonia
The lower he sank, the wilder and more irresponsible he became, the more splendid she and her task became.
Toni Morrison -- The Bluest Eye
They dreaded the awful tauntings of irresponsible white men, the jailing, the frames.
John Howard Griffin -- Black Like Me
It was said they were comparing texts and, irresponsibly, the texts were named.