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Word: negligence

Definition: neglect; failure to take reasonable care; ADJ. negligent: neglectful; lax; not taking enough care


Sentences Containing 'negligence'

It was not a reckless manner, the manner in which he said these words aloud under the fast sailing clouds, nor was it more expressive of negligence than defiance.
This key was furnished with a small iron point, a negligence on the part of the locksmith.
``Shall I assist you in repairing your negligence?''
``The three last,''returned he, with a negligence evidently unaffected, for he could not imagine with what intention the question was put.
An error I readily forgive, but wilful negligence or forgetfulness, never.
``Not having repeated them, through negligence, I should be fined.''
It is the fear of losing their employment which restrains his frauds and corrects his negligence.
In so valuable a produce, the loss occasioned by negligence is so great, as to force even the most careless to attention.
The usual effect of such bounties is, to encourage rash undertakers to adventure in a business which they do not understand; and what they lose by their own negligence and ignorance, more than compensates all that they can gain by the utmost liberality of government.
Negligence and profusion, therefore, must always prevail, more or less, in the management of the affairs of such a company.
It was naturally to be expected, therefore, that folly, negligence, and profusion, should prevail in the whole management of their affairs.
But the loss occasioned by the negligence, profusion, and malversation of the servants of the company, had probably been a tax much heavier than all those duties.
By a negligence in the expression of the act of parliament, which vested the East India trade in the subscribers to this loan of two millions, it did not appear evident that they were all obliged to unite into a joint stock.
It is merely to enable the company to support the negligence, profusion, and malversation of their own servants, whose disorderly conduct seldom allows the dividend of the company to exceed the ordinary rate of profit in trades which are altogether free, and very frequently makes a fall even a good deal short of that rate.
Such is the generosity of the greater part of young men, that so far from being disposed to neglect or despise the instructions of their master, provided he shews some serious intention of being of use to them, they are generally inclined to pardon a great deal of incorrectness in the performance of his duty, and sometimes even to conceal from the public a good deal of gross negligence.
It is seldom from the want of masters, but from the negligence and incapacity of the masters who are to be had, and from the difficulty, or rather from the impossibility, which there is, in the present state of things, of finding any better.
It must give them public encouragement in order to their subsistence; and it must provide against that negligence to which they will naturally be subject, either by annexing particular honours to profession, by establishing a long subordination of ranks, and a strict dependence, or by some other expedient.
If it is very much overpaid, it is apt to suffer, perhaps still more, by their negligence and idleness.
Lothario said, too, that every married man should have some friend who would point out to him any negligence he might be guilty of in his conduct, for it will sometimes happen that owing to the deep affection the husband bears his wife either he does not caution her, or, not to vex her, refrains from telling her to do or not to do certain things, doing or avoiding which may be a matter of honour or reproach to him; and errors of this kind he could easily correct if warned by a friend.
I was so filled with the play, and with the past--for it was, in a manner, like a shining transparency, through which I saw my earlier life moving along--that I don't know when the figure of a handsome well-formed young man dressed with a tasteful easy negligence which I have reason to remember very well, became a real presence to me.
look about you now, and make up for your negligence,' said Steerforth.
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