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Definition given to arrogant disregard of others or of consequences
  • I always knew her cavalier attitude toward the law would get her in trouble.
  • a cavalier attitude toward the budget deficit
  • The islanders looked upon the people who made this cavalier appropriation of their shores with mingled feelings of fear and detestation.
    Herman Melville  --  Typee
  • Half the officers who sat in it had served through the Revolution, and their lives, not to say their necks, had been risked for the very idea which he so cavalierly cursed in his madness.
    Edward E. Hale  --  The Man Without a Country
  • cavalierly = with arrogant disregard
  • The partie is arranged; I have my cavalier.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • Mancuso frowned at his chart, nervous at being forced to pilot the massive submarine in so cavalier a manner.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • Each time I leap, I land a little more cleanly, a little more cavalierly.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • And this Cavalier opposite to me—the one with the black velvet and the lace?
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • Fay looked thoughtful and appeared to be debating the duplicity of men or searching for a supreme test to prove this cavalier.
    Zane Grey  --  Riders of the Purple Sage
  • Sounding Mr. Cruncher, and finding him of her opinion, Miss Pross resorted to the Good Republican Brutus of Antiquity, attended by her cavalier.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Sandberg was too cavalier about life-and-death decisions.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
  • "That's the Judge and young Master Edwards," interrupted the steward, very cavalierly.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • Rosier lingered a moment till Pansy came in sight on the arm of her cavalier; he stood just long enough to look her in the face.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • "I know you thought I was being very cavalier about my husband's personal safety, but I can assure you that I think about it a lot."
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • Sophie looked surprised by his cavalier attitude.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Whom have you got for a cavalier tomorrow?
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
  • Am I correct in supposing that you intend to be a cavalier to one of the ladies?
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • He reined up grandly, waved the hat in one long slow swop, bowed halfway down off the horse-a broad sweeping cavalier's gesture.
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • The spring came slowly, the new menage settled down, and Elaine arranged a tournament for her cavalier.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • I sound cavalier, like executions are something I face on a regular basis.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent

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