inadvertence inadvertence  /ˌɪ nəd ˈvɜr təns/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an unintentional omission resulting from failure to notice something
  2. (n) the trait of forgetting or ignoring your responsibilities

Usage(s):

  1. It was a battle that the Administration had blundered into by inadvertence, never realizing until almost the last moment how high the stakes had become.
  2. It was a battle that the Administration had blundered into by inadvertence, never realizing until almost the last moment how high the stakes had become.
  3. Member in the Dark: I'll bet they're keeping Johnson out of this dinner by an inadvertence.

Quotes

  1. "Because speech is an essential mechanism of democracy -- it is the means to hold officials accountable to the people -- political speech must prevail against laws that would suppress it by design or inadvertence," wrote Justice Anthony Kennedy...
    on Jan 21, 2010 By: Anthony Kennedy Source: Huffington Post (blog)

  2. "The need to get to the bottom of what happened -- and whether national security was compromised by inadvertence, by recklessness, by maliciousness -- is extremely important," Fitzgerald said. "Anyone who would go into a grand jury and lie,...
    on Nov 3, 2005 By: Patrick Fitzgerald Source: CNN International

  3. And that can cause what Khan called "the danger of inadvertence."
    on Dec 2, 2008 By: Feroz Khan Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

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