remiss

Definition: Negligent; careless

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the shop girl - By N. C. Williamson
...`` Very remiss--very remiss not to have marked the doll as sold, " he sputtered ....
My - By Willa Cather, Wladyslaw Theodore Benda
...He prayed that if any man there had been remiss toward the stranger come to a far country, God would forgive him and soften his heart ....
Dracula - By Bram Stoker, Philip M. Parker, Poul Glargaard
...How remiss I am to let you stay up so long ....
The Count of Monte Cristo - By Alexandre Dumas, Auguste Maquet, Pier Angelo Fiorentino, Henry Valentin
...As he passed them he said,--" They are extremely handsome certainly, and you have done well to purchase them, although you were somewhat remiss not to have procured them sooner . " "...
Northanger Abbey and Persuasion - By Jane Austen
...urally arose from the objects around them, he suddenly addressed her with : `` I have hitherto been very remiss, madam, in the proper attentions of a partner here ....
Mansfield Park - By Jane Austen, R. Brimley Johnson
...Mr Rushworth is never remiss ....
Hard Times - By Charles Dickens
...That he might not be remiss in his part of the engagement, he resolved to wait full two hours, on this third and last night ....
A Room with a View - By Edward Morgan Forster
...It is very remiss of me ....
The Mayor of Casterbridge - By Thomas Hardy
...It certainly had been very remiss of him, as Mayor, he thought, to call no meeting ere this, to discuss what should be done on this holiday ....
Villette - By Charlotte Bront
...Mademoiselle St. Pierre marked my empty hands--she could not believe I had been so remiss; with avidity her eye rolled over and round me : surely I must have some solitary symbolic flower somewhere : some small knot of violets, something to win to myself praise for taste, commendation for ingenuity ....
The Moon and Sixpence - By William Somerset Maugham
...She hated the Guards, whom she thought conceited, and she could not trust herself to speak of their ladies, who were so remiss in calling ....
Our Mutual Friend - By Charles Dickens
...Therefore, not to be remiss in his duty as a father, he threw a pair of sea-boots at...
Wives and Daughters - By Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
...Still it was very remiss . "...
Tom Jones - By Henry Fielding
...You will easily believe, sir, that such a life as I am now describing must be incompatible with my further progress in learning; and that in proportion as I addicted myself more and more to loose pleasures, I must grow more and more remiss in application to my studies ....
The Song of the Lark - By Willa Cather, Houghton Mifflin Company, Riverside Press
...Her bantam hens were remiss in zeal, and she was always delighted when they accomplished anything ....
The Vicar of Wakefield - By Oliver Goldsmith
...How we all came to disregard so material a point is inconceivable; but certain it is, we had been all greatly remiss ....
The Way We Live Now - By Anthony Trollope
...Nidderdale acknowledged to himself that he had been remiss ....
Essays - By Ralph Waldo Emerson
...One man thinks justice consists in paying debts, and has no measure in his abhorrence of another who is very remiss in this duty and makes the creditor wait tediously ....