NEGLECT in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of NEGLECT
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neglect
 v.  disregard; ignore; pay little or no attention to
Classic Sentence: (165 in 12 pages)
1  After all, I reflected, I was like my neighbours; and then I smiled, comparing myself with other men, comparing my active goodwill with the lazy cruelty of their neglect.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER HENRY JEKYLL'S FULL STATEMENT OF THE CASE
2  But the wife of Front-de-Boeuf, for whom it had been originally furnished, was long dead, and decay and neglect had impaired the few ornaments with which her taste had adorned it.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
3  Go, then, noble Cedric," said Athelstane, "neglect not this opportunity.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
4  Shouldst thou adhere perversely to thy passion for this Rebecca, thou wilt give Beaumanoir the power of expelling thee, and he will not neglect it.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
5  Several witnesses were called upon to prove the risks to which Bois-Guilbert exposed himself in endeavouring to save Rebecca from the blazing castle, and his neglect of his personal defence in attending to her safety.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
6  Old through neglect and denial, yes, denial.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 7
7  Your attentiveness and consideration makes me more sensible of my own neglect.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
8  Miss Crawford was very right in what she said of you the other day: that you seemed almost as fearful of notice and praise as other women were of neglect.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
9  And they will now see their cousin treated as she ought to be, and I wish they may be heartily ashamed of their own abominable neglect and unkindness.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
10  Yes,' said the Jew; 'that is, unless they should unexpectedly come across any, when they are out; and they won't neglect it, if they do, my dear, depend upon it.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
11  The rooms upstairs had great high wooden chimney-pieces and large doors, with panelled walls and cornices to the ceiling; which, although they were black with neglect and dust, were ornamented in various ways.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
12  If Elizabeth and her father did not deceive themselves, had been taking much pains to seek the acquaintance, and proclaim the value of the connection, as he had formerly taken pains to shew neglect.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 14
13  He had explained away all the appearance of neglect on his own side.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 15
14  Those whom he has been the chief cause of leading into ruin, he can neglect and desert without the smallest compunction.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 21
15  I am not one of those who neglect the reigning power to bow to the rising sun.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 22
Example Sentence: (20 in 2 pages)
1  It is an act of moral cowardice for a society to neglect its poor.
2  The artist was embittered by public neglect.
3  The building had been dilapidated by neglect.
4  The present crisis is the result of years of wilful neglect by the council.
5  She is always harping on the family's neglect of her.
6  A little neglect may breed great mischief.
7  The official was dismissed for neglect of his duty.
8  Never neglect an opportunity for improvement.
9  Iraqi sovereignty does not neglect the U.S. promise to protect the residents of Camp Ashraf.
10  If you neglect this property, it will depreciate.
11  A farmer cannot neglect his diurnal tasks at any time; cows, for example, must be milked regularly.
12  In the past decade or so, after some hundred and fifty years of neglect, ornamentation of Baroque music has again become widely accepted.
13  When an opportunity is neglected, it never comes back to you.
14  The company was publicly rebuked for having neglected safety procedures.
15  His tools lay neglected in the garden.