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used in Gone with the Wind

6 uses
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insufficient care or attention (not being careful enough or not trying hard enough to fulfill a responsibility)
  • There was no one there so handsome, thought Scarlett, as she marked how graceful was his negligent pose and how the sun gleamed on his gold hair and mustache.
    1.6 (46% in)
  • On either side of her, the twins lounged easily in their chairs, squinting at the sunlight through tall mint-garnished glasses as they laughed and talked, their long legs, booted to the knee and thick with saddle muscles, crossed negligently.
    1.1 (4% in)
  • I couldn't help him buzzing," Scarlett shrugged negligently.
    1.1 (36% in)
  • There were more shouts of approval, and Rhett Butler who had been lounging negligently against the counter at Scarlett's side whispered: "Pompous goat, isn't he?"
    2.9 (70% in)
  • Rhett Butler lounged in the shadows, his long legs in their elegant boots crossed negligently, his dark face an unreadable blank.
    3.17 (8% in)
  • "Oh, yes," he said, waving his hand negligently.
    4.36 (52% in)

There are no more uses of "negligent" in Gone with the Wind.

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