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inadvertence

i nuhd vur tuhns

  • n  an unintentional omission resulting from failure to notice something
  • n  the trait of forgetting or ignoring your responsibilities

  • 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.
  • Said he: "If by inadvertence I let slip something which may conceivably give a clue to the donor's identity, I beg you most earnestly not to take advantage of it, but to .
  • 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.
Quotes

  • Anthony Kennedy in Huffington Post (blog)
    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...
  • Patrick Fitzgerald in CNN International
    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,...
  • Feroz Khan in Seattle Post Intelligencer
    And that can cause what Khan called "the danger of inadvertence."

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