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negligent
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

11 uses
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Definition
insufficient care or attention (not being careful enough or not trying hard enough to fulfill a responsibility)
  • This key was furnished with a small iron point,—a negligence on the part of the locksmith.
    Chapters 17-18 (78% in)
  • "Eh," he said, negligently, "this money is not mine.
    Chapters 1-2 (80% in)
  • "Shall I assist you in repairing your negligence?" asked Franz.
    Chapters 33-34 (72% in)
  • "Ah," said the count negligently, looking attentively at Morcerf, "is there not something like an execution upon the Piazza del Popolo?"
    Chapters 35-36 (3% in)
  • "The three last," returned he, with a negligence evidently unaffected, for he could not imagine with what intention the question was put.
    Chapters 35-36 (27% in)
  • "Oh, no," returned Monte Cristo negligently; "since I have this, I will keep it."
    Chapters 41-42 (88% in)
  • An error I readily forgive, but wilful negligence or forgetfulness, never.
    Chapters 45-46 (64% in)
  • "Faults or crimes," responded Monte Cristo with a negligent air.
    Chapters 47-48 (86% in)
  • 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...
    Chapters 51-52 (8% in)
  • Not having repeated them, through negligence, I should be fined.
    Chapters 61-62 (34% in)
  • "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.'
    Chapters 73-74 (48% in)

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