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negligent
used in Atlas Shrugged

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Definition
insufficient care or attention (not being careful enough or not trying hard enough to fulfill a responsibility)
  • I do feel, however, that our stockholders will be justified in expecting that those who bore the major responsibility for this venture should now bear the consequences of their negligence.
    1.4 Part 1 Chapter 4 — The Immovable Movers (38% in)
  • The only excuse I can offer for our maintenance department is that the shortage of fuel was not due to their negligence, it was-oh, I realize that you would not know about it and such matters should not take up your invaluable attention-but, you see, the oil shortage last winter was a nation-wide crisis.
    2.1 Part 2 Chapter 1 — The Man Who Belonged on Earth (13% in)
  • Of course, he's nothing but a rotten playboy-still, a fortune of that size is a responsibility, there's a limit to the negligence a man can permit himself!
    2.3 Part 2 Chapter 3 — White Blackmail (1% in)
  • Better let me have the prisoner, before anything happens to him-if you don't want me to report you for negligence, as well as insubordination.
    3.10 Part 3 Chapter 10 — In the Name of the Best Among Us (19% in)

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