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  • Improvident Man
    Improvident Man
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv improvidently in an improvident manner "he lived improvidently for the moment"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Improvidently In a improvident manner. "Improvidently rash."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • improvidently With improvidence; without foresight or forecast.
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In literature:

They were indolent, careless, and improvident.
"Western Characters" by J. L. McConnel
It's this way, Gussy: most people are too improvident and unimaginative to see in advance the advantages of ticklers.
"The Creature from Cleveland Depths" by Fritz Reuter Leiber
With the singular improvidence which distinguished him he had not provided for this exigency before leaving Crowheart.
"The Lady Doc" by Caroline Lockhart
And such accidents, as they are mildly termed by the improvident builders, often occur by the failure of drains imperfectly laid.
"Farm drainage" by Henry Flagg French
He was industrious but improvident; he made money and he lost it.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
Even the best slaves were improvident.
"History of the United States, Volume 3 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
With the courage of his recently acquired situation, Dennis proposed to indulge in a little improvidence.
"The Flaw in the Sapphire" by Charles M. Snyder
He is alarmingly improvident.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
Captain Hardy was known to everybody as a generous, warm-hearted, and harmless man; but he was thought to be equally improvident.
"Cast Away in the Cold" by Isaac I. Hayes
His father is said to have had little ability, and to have been careless and improvident.
"American Men of Mind" by Burton E. Stevenson
Where the digger or mechanic does not thrive and save money, the fault is entirely due to his own improvidence.
"A Boy's Voyage Round the World" by The Son of Samuel Smiles
That improvident young man is out of money.
"Floyd Grandon's Honor" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
With their usual improvidence, they had not food enough to last a beleaguering army for a week.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
It is usually the sight of their appliances that upsets our little stock of sense, and lures us into an improvident competition.
"The Oxford Book of American Essays" by Various
But on the other hand he was improvident enough to leave his children without a mother.
"Post-Impressions" by Simeon Strunsky
This was, on his part, an exercise of almost improvident liberality.
"Stories of Invention" by Edward E. Hale
They were then, as they are now, indolent, improvident, revengeful, warlike.
"The Indian in his Wigwam" by Henry R. Schoolcraft
This is an instinct which is planted in man to warn him against improvidence.
"The Empire Makers" by Hume Nesbit
Such characters marry hastily and improvidently.
"Katerfelto" by G. J. Whyte-Melville
Sailors are uncommonly improvident.
"Johnny Ludlow, Second Series" by Mrs. Henry Wood

In poetry:

The water-courses--open, unconfined
To his down-peering eye. Improvident
The bare fields lie in swart abandonment;
The hills their tresses thoughtlessly unbind
"An August Noon" by James Herbert Morse
Still, that is a virtue at St. Clements.
Look at Rose Archambault, the improvident minx!
As for Catharine–now, she's a woman of sense,
Though hard to please and near with the pence.
"Benedict Brosse" by Susie Frances Harrison
They will curse the generation
That has beggared them by stealth;
Curse the mad procrastination
That has robbed the land of wealth -
Wealth their foolish fathers spent,
Reckless and improvident.
"In Time" by C J Dennis