CARELESS in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of CARELESS
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
careless
 a.  negligent; taking insufficient care
Classic Sentence: (179 in 12 pages)
1  Pork, the only trained house negro on the place, had general supervision over the other servants, but even he had grown slack and careless after several years of exposure to Gerald's happy-go-lucky mode of living.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
2  He arranged his face in what he fancied was an expression of careless unconcern and cautiously returned Scarlett's pinch to show that he was man of the world enough to understand and accept her reproof.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
3  She was soon released from the bonds she had assumed with so much haste and so little thought, but she was never again to know the careless freedom of her unmarried days.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
4  More than anything in the world she yearned to hear the sound of hooves and to see Rhett's careless, self-confident eyes laughing at her fears.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
5  Spoiled, careless Scarlett who had never known an ungratified wish except where Ashley was concerned.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
6  For Ashley, spring was back again, that half- forgotten balmy spring of green rustlings and murmurings, a spring of ease and indolence, careless days when the desires of youth were warm in his body.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
7  Heretofore she had been careless of public opinion, careless and a little contemptuous.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
8  Their eyes were always alert, like men who have lived too long with danger to be ever quite careless.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVIII
9  He should be offhand and careless, as other men were.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER L
10  As though he read her mind, Rhett's hand closed upon her arm in a grip that would leave a bruise, the rough grip of a careless stranger.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LIII
11  Safe in her room again, Scarlett fell on the bed, careless of her moire dress, bustle and roses.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LIV
12  It's because-- Oh, she hadn't intended to tell him like this but the hot words rushed to her lips and she flung them at him, careless of the servants who might hear.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LVI
13  It seemed wonderful to him that any one should perform with such careless ease the difficult task of making tea in public in a lurching train.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 2
14  Maybe havin so many is how they get so careless.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
15  Lily, however, had been deplorably careless in noting the particulars of the entertainment.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
Example Sentence: (20 in 2 pages)
1  Don't be so careless about / with spelling.
2  One careless move loses the whole game.
3  A careless word may kindle strife; a cruel word may wreck a life, a timely word may level stress, a loving word may heal and bless.
4  A careless mistake cost the company millions of dollars.
5  The security of the whole operation has been jeopardized by one careless person.
6  The professor lambasted me for my careless mistake.
7  The boss gave him the push due to his careless work.
8  The same threat is repeated in manifold forms to awaken the careless.
9  I should have been a careless shepherd if I had left a lamb so near a wolf's den.
10  Geithner apologized for what he called careless mistakes.
11  Oh, no! Mason will not defy me; nor, knowing it, will he hurt me--but, not intentionally, he might in a moment, by one careless word, deprive me, if not of life, yet forever of happiness.
12  The manager reproached the new salesgirl for her carelessness.
13  He failed to pass the examination through carelessness.
14  He punished the children for their carelessness by making them pay for the damage.
15  The accident was the inevitable consequence/result/outcome of carelessness.