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Rashness

Charge of the Light Brigade
ill-advised British assault at Balaklava, Crimea (1854). [Br. Hist.: Harbottle, 25]
Gilpin, John
rides uncontrollably on fresh steed. [Br. Lit.: John Gilpin’s Ride]
Icarus
artificial wings destroyed by flying too close to sun. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 126]
Lear
headstrong and “full of changes.” [Br. Lit.: King Lear]
Uzzah
rashly grabs for Ark of Covenant, a transgression. [O.T.: II Samuel 6:6–8]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The committee expressed regret over the rashness of some media outlets on publishing inaccurate information on the constitution draft.
"It is settled law that the term rashness and negligence has to be construed lightly while making a decision on a petition for claim for the same as compared to the word rashness and negligence as finds mention in the Indian Penal Code," MACT judge Ajay Kumar Jain said.
"Experience has proved that in moments like these it is best to act calmly and responsibly and not with bluster and rashness. We will do everything necessary to restore quiet and security to the south." Israel Air Force jets struck 10 sites in the central and southern Gaza Strip overnight Saturday following escalated rocket barrages on Israeli communities in recent days, including a salvo of rockets aimed at Beersheba on Saturday, one of which was intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system.
Back from injury and now suspended again, I hope that the manager fined him heavily, because his rashness could have cost us a very hardearned three points.
This rashness has unwittingly led to support for radical elements with no democratic vision whatsoever.
However, the spontaneity Pietersen displays in his batting has had a tendency to show itself as rashness off the field.
Tennis players like Mark Philippoussis and Marat Safin fall in this category, their careers marred by rashness in thought and judgment, with fast cars and women taking priority over the game.
Your correspondent says an impoverished councillor had the temerity (rashness or audacity) to state in the Daily Post that people who were against wind farms were pro-nuclear.
Umar, who was once hailed as the brightest batting talent on the cricketing horizon, has struggled in recent months due to his rashness and reckless approach in batting which has cost him his wicket on a number of occasions, the Dawn newspaper reports.
Williamson, however, compounded the situation with his rashness.
I considered the whole case as typical of the rashness associated with young people," she said.