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  • You've neglected your work
    You've neglected your work
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Neglectable that may be neglected
    • ***


  • Ovid
    “Neglect of appearance becomes men.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “We act the way we dress. Neglected and untidy clothes reflect a neglected and untidy mind.”
  • Edward Dahlberg
    “Genius, like truth, has a shabby and neglected mien.”
  • James A. Froude
    “The essence of greatness is neglect of the self.”
  • Eric Hoffer
    “Man was nature's mistake --she neglected to finish him -- and she has never ceased paying for her mistake.”
  • A. Neilen
    A. Neilen
    “If you have not often felt the joy of doing a kind act, you have neglected much, and most of all yourself.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. negligĕre, neglectumnec, not, legĕre, to gather.


In literature:

The whole wore a neglected air.
"The Colonel's Dream" by Charles W. Chesnutt
It is surprising how many women neglect these important matters.
"Herself" by E. B. Lowry
Her husband had been neglecting her for a long time; "and now," she said, "he has left me, and I don't know where he has gone.
"Moody's Anecdotes And Illustrations" by Dwight L. Moody
Why neglect to take the reward now close to hand?
"Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House)" by James S. De Benneville
It is the first time in his life that Charles Annesley has been neglected.
"The Young Duke" by Benjamin Disraeli
He never fails to meet any of his obligations, nor will he allow others to neglect theirs.
"Hidden Treasures" by Harry A. Lewis
To neglect them would entail serious consequences.
"The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria" by Morris Jastrow
Do not neglect this first-hand teaching.
"Agriculture for Beginners" by Charles William Burkett
To neglect the body is to neglect the mind.
"Aims and Aids for Girls and Young Women" by George Sumner Weaver
She herself could do little at home without neglecting her school; and her school must not be neglected.
"Christie Redfern's Troubles" by Margaret Robertson
Remember that four things come not back: the spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life, and the neglected opportunity.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
There is a point of neglect beyond which instinct will not permit even a tramp to go.
"Civics and Health" by William H. Allen
One blue-eyed boy of nineteen, with both arms and both legs shattered, had lain a long time and was neglected.
"Architects of Fate" by Orison Swett Marden
Despite the comparative neglect of Mediterranean affairs by Pitt at this time, they exerted a profound influence upon his career.
"William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
The tories were no longer to be neglected by the crown; the whig monopoly was to be brought to an end.
"The Political History of England - Vol. X." by William Hunt
His day was a tissue of things neglected and things done amiss.
"The Armed Forces Officer" by U. S. Department of Defense
Working for himself, he neglected every opportunity.
"In a Little Town" by Rupert Hughes
He was the most desirable party in the room for any girl and he quite neglected the handsome Sunna Vedder.
"An Orkney Maid" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
Did she mean to perform it, or to neglect it?
"Is He Popenjoy?" by Anthony Trollope
How wrong it is to neglect people because they are not pretty, and young, and merry!
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë

In poetry:

And yet — for well I know that virgin heart —
No wifely duty will she leave undone;
Nor will her love neglect that woman's art
Which courts and keeps a love already won.
"A Mother Gazes Upon Her Daughter" by Henry Timrod
The Shame, The Woe, The Black Surprise,
That Love's First Dream Should Have Such Ending,
to Weep, and Wipe Neglected Eyes I
Oh Loss of True Love, Far Transcending
Lost Paradise!
"Mount Arafa" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
Still shall she listen to thy glowing song,
And dwell with rapture on each vivid line,
Shall round thy lyre, neglected and unstrung,
Of sweetest flow'rs a fun'ral wreath entwine.
"Lines To The Memory Of An Amiable Youth Of Great Promise" by Sir John Carr
Myrtie, you weep that the bard has neglected you,
Passed you, forgotten you, let you alone.
Bless you, Myrtilla, I never suspected you
Ever would speak to me, sweet, in that tone.
"To Myrtilla Complaining" by Franklin Pierce Adams
I. Oh! return me the rose which I gather'd for thee
When thy love like the rose was in bloom,
For neglected it withers, though given by me,
And shares with thy love the same doom.
"La Rose Fletrie" by Sydney Owenson
Oh, long I stood gazing there, sad to be told
How all men neglected her, now she grew old;
And my heart just to see her with pity was sore
For her, once so lovely, now lovely no more.
"The Ould Has-Been" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

A Neglected Poet of Nothingness and Discontent.
Neglect of grave sites noticeable .
Recorder/FranzLes Chadwick, in blue plaid, Past State Commander of the VFW of Massachusetts, presented a United States Flag to the Buckland Shelburne Regional School to be flown over the formerly neglected Veterans Memorial behind the school.
State Neglects GAO's Security Advice.
Seized Chihuahuas in 'very neglectful situation,' officer testifies.
The other side comes in the form of cost-saving and prevention of cruelty and neglect to thousands of dogs and cats.
Houston attorney Bill Kroger and state Supreme Court chief justice Wallace Jefferson are on a mission: to persuade hundreds of counties to prevent thousands of courthouse papers from being lost to neglect.
In a fast-growing company, paperwork -- and the people who handle it -- is often neglected.
At Long Last, a Neglected Language Is Put on a Pedestal .
"Neglect" a threat for Missouri State Penitentiary .
In a post below I mentioned returning to read Karl Rahner after some years of relative neglect.
Kathy Pomahac on reporting child abuse and neglect.
Maybe now we'll have the will to create sensible, efficient small-scale defenses that we've been neglecting.
Many online marketers launch search engine campaigns as online sales generators, but neglecting the offline potential of such initiatives may shut doors.
A team of investigators inspected Nadia 'Octomom' Sullivan's home after claims of neglect and squalid conditions.

In science:

Errors at small r due to the neglect of anisotropy are much less important for the velocity field.
Multiscale Gaussian Random Fields for Cosmological Simulations
The spherical method works poorly for the density field because it neglects the small-scale anisotropy.
Multiscale Gaussian Random Fields for Cosmological Simulations
The mass of the electron is neglected throughout.
Prototype Graphs for radiative Corrections to Polarized Chargino or Neutralino Production in Electron-Positron Annihilation
Since we neglect the masses of the leptons only the form-factors, F ±0 are non-zero.
Prototype Graphs for radiative Corrections to Polarized Chargino or Neutralino Production in Electron-Positron Annihilation
Note that these equations neglect the possibility that an edge links a vertex to itself.
Are randomly grown graphs really random?
As in the derivation of the component size distribution, we are interested in the behavior of the graph only in the large system size limit, and thus we can safely neglect higher-order processes such as an edge connecting two previously connected vertices.
Are randomly grown graphs really random?
It is to be stressed that RT has been neglected in (8) and (9); its inclusion will lead to corrections of about 10%.
Generalized parton distributions at large momentum transfer
The essential difference to the Poland-Sheraga model consists in the fact that all contacts occur at z = z0, i.e. the model (4) neglects the wiggling of the zipped polymer pair.
Localization of a random heteropolymer onto a surface
In computing (7) we neglected the term proportional to δ(N ) i.e. we consider N in (7) to be positive.
Localization of a random heteropolymer onto a surface
Y, then R can be neglected. A contour of this kind is C2 in Fig. 3.
Diffusion corrections to the hard pomeron
R in Eq (30) can be neglected compared to ¯gP so long as Y ≪ t2 .
Diffusion corrections to the hard pomeron
This case can be neglect because the probability is too small.
Orbital Evolution of Scattered Planets
We can neglect this because the probability is extremely small.
Orbital Evolution of Scattered Planets
We consider near flat background, thus neglect K term.
Inflationary spectra in generalized gravity: Unified forms
For a bulk potential given by a single exponential factor, the spectrum calculated using the methods of (which effectively neglect the metric fluctuations) is scale-invariant.
On the Spectrum of Fluctuations in an Effective Field Theory of the Ekpyrotic Universe