Sentence Examples


  • You're negligent in your duties.
  • Retz, however, despite the little inclination which he felt towards clerical life, entered into the disputes of the Sorbonne with vigour, and when he was scarcely eighteen wrote the remarkable Conjuration de Fiesque, a little historical essay, of which he drew the material from the Italian of Augustino Mascardi, but which is all his own in the negligent vigour of the style and the audacious insinuation, if nothing more, of revolutionary principles.
  • No man was more negligent in his dress and habit and mien, no man more wary and cultivated in his behaviour and discourse.
  • Smallpox also is practically endemic, owing in great part to negligent sanitary supervision.
  • One minister who appeared in gold lace and dress sword for his first, and regularly appointed, official call on the president, was received - as he insisted with studied purpose - by Jefferson in negligent undress and slippers down at the heel.

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