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Word: remiss

Definition: negligent; careless about a duty


Sentences Containing 'remiss'

"Twitch Film" gave the film a mixed review, referring to it as "a kids' film that has no business being seen by children" and "At the same, it's filled with so many insane action beats that I'd feel remiss in not recommending it."
"Well, Sally, I'm in fault, and I acknowledge it; I've been remiss; but I won't let to-morrow go by without stopping up them holes."
Amis rejected her allegations in a reply, but accepted that he had been remiss in his duties as godfather.
As he passed them he said``They are extremely handsome certainly, and you have done well to purchase them, although you were somewhat remiss not to have procured them sooner.''
Don't it make him, perhaps, a little more remiss than usual in his visits to his blindly-doting--eh?'
From Apollonius, true liberty, and unvariable steadfastness, and not to regard anything at all, though never so little, but right and reason: and always, whether in the sharpest pains, or after the loss of a child, or in long diseases, to be still the same man; who also was a present and visible example unto me, that it was possible for the same man to be both vehement and remiss: a man not subject to be vexed, and offended with the incapacity of his scholars and auditors in his lectures and expositions; and a true pattern of a man who of all his good gifts and faculties, least esteemed in himself, that his excellent skill and ability to teach and persuade others the common theorems and maxims of the Stoic philosophy.
Heavy fines awaited any nobles who acted in favor of the Jews, and members of the clergy who were remiss in enforcement were subject to a number of punishments ("Encyclopaedia Judaica, p. 222).
That I lived under the government of my lord and father, who would take away from me all pride and vainglory, and reduce me to that conceit and opinion that it was not impossible for a prince to live in the court without a troop of guards and followers, extraordinary apparel, such and such torches and statues, and other like particulars of state and magnificence; but that a man may reduce and contract himself almost to the state of a private man, and yet for all that not to become the more base and remiss in those public matters and affairs, wherein power and authority is requisite.

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