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negligent
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Definition insufficient care or attention (not being careful enough or not trying hard enough to fulfill a responsibility)
  • Please forgive my negligence in not calling you sooner.
negligence = insufficient care or attention
  • The jury found her criminally negligent in the fulfillment of her responsibilities.
  • Social Services said the parents were negligent and took custody of the children.
  • I never wish to offend, but I am so foolishly shy, that I often seem negligent, when I am only kept back by my natural awkwardness.
    Austen, Jane  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • Mistreatment of children, negligent homicide.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender's Game
  • negligent = from insufficient care or attention
  • I give to negligence. Let come what comes,
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • negligence = insufficient care or attention
  • I might have known better than to trust him with it! There's such a high price for negligence in this world!
    Tennessee Williams  --  The Glass Menagerie
  • negligence = being careless or recklessly inattentive
  • what my offence to him is; it is something of my negligence, nothing of my purpose.
    William Shakespeare  --  Twelfth Night
  • negligence = insufficient care or attention
  • The master informed me how, by the negligence of the steersman, the steerage was set on fire:
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • negligence = insufficient care or attention
  • she let it drop by negligence,
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • negligence = insufficient care or attention
  • I cannot see that there has been any negligence on your part.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • negligence = insufficient care or attention
  • Put on what weary negligence you please,
    You and your fellow servants. I'll have it come to question.
    William Shakespeare  --  King Lear
  • negligence = insufficient care or attention
  • My gracious lord, I may be negligent, foolish, and fearful;
    In every one of these no man is free,
    William Shakespeare  --  The Winter's Tale
  • negligent = guilty of insufficient care or attention
  • This is thy negligence:
    William Shakespeare  --  A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • negligence = insufficient care or attention
  • we in negligent danger
    William Shakespeare  --  Antony and Cleopatra
  • negligent = from insufficient care or attention
  • You will be eager, I know, to hear something further of Frederica, and perhaps may think me negligent for not writing before.
    Austen, Jane  --  Lady Susan
  • ...it looks to me as if you likewise were rather negligent of your duties
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  Ten Years Later
  • O, negligent and heedless discipline!
    Shakespeare, William  --  King Henry VI, Part 1
  • He opened it negligently, regarded it without emotion, and, in complete silence, handed it to me.
    Ford Madox Ford  --  The Good Soldier
  • At the moment, the maximum OSHA fine for a death caused by willful employer negligence is $70,000.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation

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