Sentence Examples


  • Gibbon asserts that the Greeks were inattentive either to the use or to the abuse of chemistry (Decline and Fall, chap. xiii.), and gives the Arabs the credit of the origin and improvement of the science (chap. lii.).
  • During his exile he had surrounded himself with young men of the same spirit as himself, such as Buckingham and Bennet, who, without having any claim to statesmanship, inattentive to business, neglectful of the national interests and national prejudices, became Charles's chief advisers.
  • Because corporate law generally regulates corporations but not executives, it leads executives to become inattentive to justice.
  • He does not like learning spelling and is often inattentive if it is specifically taught.
  • He will be a completely gross, vulgar farmer, totally inattentive to appearances, and thinking of nothing but profit and loss.

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