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 Meanings and Examples of NEGLIGENCE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 n.  neglect; failure to take reasonable care; state or quality of being negligent
Classic Sentence: (29 in 2 pages)
1  Madame Kukshin shed her questions one after another with affected negligence, not waiting for an answer; spoilt children talk so to their nurses.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIII
2  With Russians he is more free and easy, gives vent to his spleen, and makes fun of himself and them, but that is done by him with great amiability, negligence, and propriety.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVIII
3  So, Count, there never is any negligence in my company, and so my conscience was at ease.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VII
4  "The three last," returned he, with a negligence evidently unaffected, for he could not imagine with what intention the question was put.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 35. La Mazzolata.
5  An error I readily forgive, but wilful negligence or forgetfulness, never.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 46. Unlimited Credit.
6  My illness, I well knew, had been entirely brought on by myself by such negligence of my own health, as I had felt even at the time to be wrong.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 46
7  She began to set the toilet-stand to rights, grumbling at the negligence of the quadroon, who was in the adjoining room putting the children to bed.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In XV
8  Availing himself of their negligence, by a sudden exertion of strength and activity, Gurth shook himself free of their hold, and might have escaped, could he have resolved to leave his master's property behind him.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XI
9  Kitty had been accused of negligence and severely scolded.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In 33 SOUBRETTE AND MISTRESS
10  Let no prince complain of the faults committed by a people under his control; since these must be ascribed either to his negligence, or to his being himself blemished by similar defects.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XXIX.
11  "I couldn't help him buzzing," Scarlett shrugged negligently.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER I
12  Rhett Butler lounged in the shadows, his long legs in their elegant boots crossed negligently, his dark face an unreadable blank.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVII
13  "Oh, yes," he said, waving his hand negligently.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVI
14  St. Clare had often thought the same thing himself; but he answered, negligently.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVIII
15  Eh," he said, negligently, "this money is not mine.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 2. Father and Son.
Example Sentence: (17 in 2 pages)
1  The plaintiff was guilty of contributory negligence for failing to wear a crash helmet.
2  The company were guilty of gross negligence.
3  Not to have taken action would have laid the department open to charges of negligence.
4  The doctor was sued for medical negligence.
5  The burden of proof lay on the plaintiff to prove negligence.
6  As for employment, this negligence is apparent in a variety of aspects, such as qualification and training.
7  If this country has an insatiable need for Mexico's drugs, it's only due to federal negligence in fencing and securing our borders.
8  I was negligent, I admit it.
9  The jury determined that the airline was negligent in training and supervising the crew.
10  The judge said that the teacher had been negligent in allowing the children to swim in dangerous water.
11  The report stated that Dr Brady had been negligent in not giving the patient a full examination.
12  Did she like that negligent housekeeper?
13  All that I gave was likely to consider as negligible.
14  The difference between the two products is negligible.
15  There is a negligible difference in meaning between these two words.