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omission
used in The Mill on the Floss

3 uses
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Definition
something left out that should have been included

or:

a mistake resulting from neglect
  • Mr. Pullet, by an unaccountable lapse of memory, had forgotten it, and hastened out, with a stricken conscience, to remedy the omission.
    1.7 — Book 1 Chapter 7 — Enter the Aunts and Uncles (28% in)
  • It is easy enough to spoil the lives of our neighbors without taking so much trouble; we can do it by lazy acquiescence and lazy omission, by trivial falsities for which we hardly know a reason, by small frauds neutralized by small extravagances, by maladroit flatteries, and clumsily improvised insinuations.
    1.3 — Book 1 Chapter 3 — Mr. Riley Gives His Advice Concerning.... (83% in)
  • A Dodson would not be taxed with the omission of anything that was becoming, or that belonged to that eternal fitness of things which was plainly indicated in the practice of the most substantial parishioners, and in the family traditions,—such as obedience to parents, faithfulness to kindred, industry, rigid honesty, thrift, the thorough scouring of wooden and copper utensils, the hoarding of coins likely to disappear from the currency, the production of first-rate commodities for the...
    4.1 — Book 4 Chapter 1 — A Variation of Protestantism Unknown to Bossuet (62% in)

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