Carelessness


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Carelessness

Grasshopper
sings through summer, overlooking winter preparations. [Gk. Lit.: Aesop’s Fables, “Ant and the Grasshopper”]
Little Bo-peep
lost her sheep; found them tailless. [Nurs. Rhyme: Baring-Gould, 93]
Little Boy Blue
sleeps while the sheep’s in the corn. [Nurs. Rhyme: Baring Gould, 46]
Locket, Lucy
misplaced her pocket. [Nurs. Rhyme: Mother Goose, 23]
Prism, Miss
nursemaid who misplaces manuscript and infant in railroad station. [Br. Lit.: Importance of Being Earnest]
Theseus
neglects to hoist the sail to signal his safety to his father Aegeus, who despairingly throws himself into the sea. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 12]
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Irreparable disasters that through carelessness, negligence or refusal to accept responsibility for the risks people take is causing tragic circumstances for rural communities.
However, several online users insisted that the employee, although guilty of carelessness, should not be fired and should be either demoted or transferred to another division, arguing that he should not be deprived of his source of income.
When someone takes part in a political race with intention to manipulate the electorate, many gaffs are created and it cannot be said that this was caused by carelessness.
Although traffic officials haven't yet commented on the so many accidents, residents accused drivers of causing most accidents due to speedy driving and carelessness.
It is serious in that it was another problem caused by carelessness, but I do not believe it is a seriously troubling dosage," said an official.
Erol Rizaov comments for Utrinski Vesnik that everything has been left to heaven and God and the country is drowning in its own carelessness.
Kourtney Kardashian, who always seems like a good parent, is reportedly livid with baby daddy Scott Disick about his carelessness.
Summary: RIYADH: A number of oases are facing extinction by desertification combined with other factors including the carelessness of humans.
Speaking at the start of Alcohol Safety Week, Les Jones, head of community safety, said: "It only takes one act of carelessness when smoking or cooking to result in someone losing their home, their possessions or, ultimately, their life.
To protect data against criminally motivated attacks or carelessness is a good and in the end profitable decision.
THE Government was accused of "horrific" carelessness after doctors took the wrong organs from the bodies of donors.
At the time the new offences came into force Justice Minister Maria Eagle said: "Drivers who kill through carelessness will no longer be able to walk away from court with just a fine.